Ah yes. The first blog post. Above is a blurred photo of a city that I’ve never been to, but hopefully can one day visit. Many of the stock photos available looked nice and fit into an ‘aesthetic’ to attract readers, from teal succulent leaves to kitschy typewriters. Most of the customization on the site is to promote a feeling of calm and accomplishment; that me, the blogger, is sitting at a mahogany desk, wrapped in a cruelty-free alpaca fur blanket, whilst sipping at a cup of coffee that was imported directly from an elderly couple in Taiwan.
I am a 22 year old woman that is still living in my parent’s basement. Not because I’m lazy and not because I want to. I have a full time job and I’ve been working since I was 18. I’ve gone to and graduated from a four year college. I have my own car, I have a dog, and I have a wonderful partner who’s in the same boat I am.
So what’s the hold up? Why am I not on my own? Why am I unable to feel a sense of accomplishment and security in my decisions?
When I share my thoughts and feelings with my parents, or really any adult that I trust, I’m greeted with the same thing.
They roll their eyes, let out a sigh, and shake their head. “You Millennials. You all act so entitled and think that things can just be handed to you.”
Wha? Did you not hear a word I just said? Because I’m dissatisfied with something automatically makes me entitled and a whiner?
You know what, fine. I am a whiner. I am a complainer. I fuss and tantrum and am wholly unhappy with how life is going. And I’m okay with it.
This blog will serve as a hub and hopefully reach people that are also whiners and complainers. Let’s whine together.
I also have a passion to prove people wrong. So I’m going to take the most common complaints and growing pains and support those feelings with cold, hard facts. Upset that you’re on your third year of renting a shitty apartment? Angry that you can’t find the love of your life because of “fucc bois”? About to rip your hair out because you’re stuck at that warehouse job you started just as a transition period seven years ago?
It is hard and there are reasons why you’re experiencing what you’re experiencing, that aren’t just because ‘You’re a Millennial’.