Hey! I’m Diana and I’m so excited you’re here!
Look, I get it.
As millennials, we tend to get a bad rep from folks who have written us off as lazy, unfocused, and a lost cause. What they don’t get is that we did everything they told us to, and yet here we are… wondering what’s next.
IF YOU'RE ANYTHING LIKE ME...
I’m guessing you followed the prescribed formula—study something for years, leave the classroom, enter the “real world,” and figure it out along the way...
THAT WORKED FOR ME,
UNTIL IT DIDN'T!
i was laid off of from my
first "real world" job
THE MOMENT OF TRUTH CAME IN 2016 WHEN
AND I WAS LEFT WONDERING, "WHAT NOW?"
I had tied so much of my identity into my job and into cookie-cutter metrics of success that my employer’s mission had become my own and all of my efforts and energy went to them. In fact, after learning that my position was being eliminated, I went right back to my office to answer emails and prepare for meetings. Yikes.
Being laid off forced me to reflect on my life up to that point and I realized two things:
things always feel "off" when I don’t listen to (or trust) myself and
it is my responsibility to create—and protect—the life I want to live, not anyone else's.