About the blog:
To my 18-year-old self: This blog is about everything I wish I had done three years ago. (I’m 21 now, so if my math is right you should do this now.)
Stop wasting your time. If it’s not going to matter a year from now, don’t do it. And by the way, 90% of the things you’re doing on your phone fall into this category.
Think about your future. Do you really want to invest that many hours in a company that is paying you minimum wage? Work towards your dream, not theirs.
Small steps add up. You may feel like you aren’t making any progress, but trust me- you are. Every minute you sleep in is a minute you aren’t investing in your future. You may not get there in a week, a month, or even a few years. But eventually you will get there.
My latest venture into “becoming an adult” made me realize just how poorly equipped I was to make the transition from teenager to “functioning member of society”. This blog will be my little spot on the internet to talk about how I’m doing it all. Or at least how I’m trying to do it all. The lessons I’ve learned, the lessons I’m learning, and the lessons I hope to learn will all be documented on this blog. If you’re a young adult who feels like you are floundering in the gigantic ocean of overwhelming life decisions you have to make, then I’m right there with you. And hopefully what I have to say will clear up my head and maybe yours.
Lessons will sometimes mean literal lessons. I’m currently working on earning my bachelor’s degree through CBE’s (credit by exam). This translates into lots of studying, planning, and researching on my own as I march on through the befuddling odyssey that is testing out of college. There’s not nearly enough information or resources about this on the internet, so hopefully I can add a little more insight.
In addition to studying for school, I’m running my own online craft business. Previously, I had a part time job working customer service at a clothing retailer. Becoming my own boss was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done, but it’s also one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. Going from a very structured job to essentially no structure at all is hard. I’ve had to constantly work at maintaining a regular schedule and committing myself to working a set amount of hours a week- regardless if I want to or not. I will be writing about all aspects of owning my own business and showing you how you can do the same.
If you’re ready to take control of your life and be more deliberate about the direction you’re heading, then you’re in the right place. My hope for this blog is that it will help me (and you!) stay focused, determined, and organized. By sharing my goals and any progress I’ve made, I will be accountable to anyone who reads this. Now stop wasting time and go do something productive!
I’m a twenty -one year old theater aficionado who is obsessed with all things Disney, Taylor Swift, and New York. I’ve always been very do-it-yourself, teaching myself to knit at age 10 and selling my crafts online since I was 12. But now that I’m an adult, I’ve realized that I have to take everything a lot more seriously. That’s what this blog is for. I’ve had a more personal, journal-style blog in the past and always enjoyed writing, but this blog will be a different flavor from that. I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes by Leonardo Davinci: “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Here’s to not lounging around and waiting for life to happen. Make the most of the time you have, when you have it!
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