The Candid Millennial was created to inspire, encourage and motivate millennial women in all areas of life. My name is Mary Robb and I am the founder and creative director of this blog. I am passionate about millennials and my goal is to use this blog to share lifes ups & downs in a raw, real way that isn’t always displayed on other squeaky clean handles out there.
After learning about the negative stereotypes that millennials are labeled with, I decided to address this issue head-on Through writing content about enhancing career, finding motivation and facing relationship issues, I hope to connect with millennials who are not the stereotypical “entitled” or “lazy” type.
In fall of 2017, TCM expanded it’s content to include fashion. Scrolling through Instagram and seeing that most fashion bloggers are gorgeous yet very skinny women, I saw a gap in the industry. What about the women who have shorter legs, a shorter torso and little more junk in the trunk?!
Many of the outfits I find being promoted online would make her look twice her size! So, to better address the needs and wants of her readers, she decided to add a new main focus to the blog: fashion! Today, each post has two main objectives: 1) to offer outfit ideas tailored to women who have an hourglass figure and 2) to display the life of a raw, real millennial. This includes careers, relationships, volunteering, travel, beauty and much more!
Before I get started, I want to get one thing off my chest. I want you to know that this blog is not a fancy pants rainbows and butterflies cinnamon sprinkled pumpkin spiced latte version of my big fat glorious life. This blog is raw. It is real. And it is me. This is my life and I’m opening up about my personal ups and downs because I’m inspired by the power of connecting with others through sharing experiences. Thanks to technology, blogging has allowed for this to happen and I am constantly inspired by other women doing the same thing.
F I R S T thing you should know about me: I’m a tryer. I like trying new things (food doesn’t fall into this ‘trying’ category-sorry foodies). Whenever I try something new that I like, I find that I MUST share it with my friends. And now with you, my readers. This can be a new thing to do, a really good deal, a service or luxury. Pretty much anything really.
S E C O N D thing: I am an internet NERD. I love the internet and I love finding ways to hack it [not really but this sounds cool] and learn it so I can make my websites grow. I work in digital marketing and obsess daily over how I can grow a business online through SEO, ad campaigns and social media. #FollowMe
T H I R D thing: I am very creative and love collaborating with other creatives. I might have ADHD although I’m hyper focused, just sometimes a little emphasis on the ‘hyper’. I am very energetic and sometimes my emotions are too – but hey, that’s okay. A little passion never killed anyone. Right?!?! [let’s not get into crimes of passion]
F O U R T H thing: I am a learner. I’m in this stage of life where I’m constantly learning something new, and essentially growing. I’m learning to laugh at myself, to not take everything so seriously, and that I can’t make everyone happy. And I’m learning to be okay with that.
Join me as I share life in the day of a millennial who has problems only millennials have… 😛 Laugh with me. Cry with me. Or just laugh at me. Either way – let’s have some fun. And remember one thing: we get one life, never waste a second of it.
Please stay in touch by connecting with me via social here and leave comments on the pages or blog posts with your ideas, suggestions or feedback. I want this to be as beneficial as possible to those reading, but the only way I’ll know what you like is if you tell me! I can’t wait to hear from you!