A question we were all asked as a kid: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” With bright eyes and sweaty smiles, it was a question that our innocent youthful selves answered with pure bliss. A popular response would always be a doctor, others would say an astronaut. Some would have a pageant-ready answer like making the world a better place, while a special bunch would genuinely want to be a potato one day—considering the amount of pleasure those crispy, golden brown french fries give us, can you blame them? But no matter how honest or absurd our response was, it was something that we truly believed we were destined for. Now fast-forward to twenty years later, you find yourself being asked a similar question, “What’s your next step?” Whether you’re fresh off of graduation or just out of a job you’ve been dreading for months, the answer is something we’re certain about: “I don’t know.”
It’s true, our anxieties get the best of us, to the point that it makes us indecisive with the littlest things. Like what place to eat at for dinner, what show to binge-watch next, should you still take a bath even if you don’t have any friends left to hang out with anyway, the petty list goes on. Despite spending most of your college years impatiently wanting to graduate to finally be the person you want to be, you find yourself stuck. You’re confused and socially awkward, a trademark of a true millennial, add to that the pressure of this ongoing trend of 20-year-old CEOs making millions before they even reach 21. You know what you want, but instead of planning your next move, you mask your anxieties through funny gifs of “it me” on Twitter and seek validation from the number of likes, retweets, and LMAOs you get, hoping that your social media reach makes up for your lack of drive. Then, you start to overthink everything and find yourself ghost writing an article titled: “I’ve Lost My Will to Pursue My Dreams in Just Two Weeks! Ask Me How!”
We all have our stories, our doubts, our insecurities, our failures. If you’re feeling sad about your career, we’re here to be sad with you. ‘Cause when you’re typing in #WIP in your IG post, you’re really talking about yourself. Our life is one big artwork we’re all shaping up to be something we’re proud of. Honestly, we also don’t know what we’re doing with our lives. That’s why we’re putting together a little something for us lost souls. We’re gathering different tales of transformation that will hopefully help you gain confidence to reinvent and find your purest self. We’re here to let you know that it’s okay to be not okay. We’re here to learn from each other’s experiences. We’re here to make you feel better. We’re here to be your friend.
We are better, and it’s nice to meet you.