Welcome to The Candid Millennial. Thank you for stopping by! To start, I just wanted to give a huge THANK YOU to all of my readers and those who continue to stay engaged. Without your support, I could not continue on this journey!
Life as a millennial has many ups and downs, and I want to share them all! I aspire to build a blog that millennials enjoy visiting, a place where we can see that we are not alone. If you have any topic suggestions, please share with me. 🙂
I noticed I was bitten by the creative bug at a pretty young age. Unlike the other kids my age, I was bored watching TV. I had to be up, exploring, creating or doing things such as painting, crafting, building, and learning. I loved creating my own businesses. My favorite part was designing signage or marketing materials. I also enjoyed learning a new song to sing or playing on the piano. After realizing I was most passionate about music, my parents enrolled me in singing lessons.
Singing is where I spent most my free time during middle school and high school. I sang in the jazz, varsity and acapella choirs. Outside of school, I took lessons and performed with a few different schools including the Septein Group and the School of Rock. I was incredibly lucky and had several opportunities to sing all over the DFW metroplex. During this time, I performed with many talented artists who are now international pop stars. One thing I learned from my passion for music is this: if you are passionate about something, focus on that one thing like a laser beam and do something to get better at it every day. Practice. Audition. Build. Try. Learn. Grow. Surround yourself with like-minded people who also love what you love and are passionate about it. Most importantly: don’t give up.
I majored in public relations (Wreck Em Tech!) because of my music background and love for writing. The idea of publicizing a musician was exciting but ultimately ended up being a dead end for me. Upon graduation, I quickly started looking for advertising jobs in Dallas. I knew an agency is where I could gain the most amount of experience + exposure in a short amount of time with the goal of rapidly advancing my career. Today I work in sales as a regional account manager where I help doctors grow their online presence.
My biggest goal would be to connect like-minded millennials by building a community where being honest, authentic and resourceful is key. Everything I write about comes from genuine experiences, feelings and thoughts. Being young in your career isn’t a cakewalk. Learning about the constantly evolving industry of digital marketing isn’t as common sense as one might think. (Just ask anyone who’s ever worked with Google). And being new to a big city isn’t always a daily Instagram photo waiting to happen. Most days, I sit in traffic, I make mistakes, I overcommit to things I don’t have time for, and I have mini panic attacks. Sometimes I feel that my eyes are wider than my stride. But I’m here to share the beautiful truth about being a young, professional woman with BIG goals.
I would love to hear from you. Tell me about yourself, your journey, where you are now and where you want to go. Tell me what questions you have or what you want to know more about. Simply share your favorite blogger with me. I follow and subscribe to new bloggers daily and love the motivation that comes from others drive and creativity. Leave a comment below and start exploring some of my most popular categories: marketing, career & lifestyle. Don’t feel like reading? Check out my Instagram feed, follow me and I will follow you back!