Mar 27, 2018

Is this how it feels being a Millennial?

Hello friends of the virtual world,

Do you know that one of the characteristics of a Millennial is someone who is not afraid to share their lives on social media? Do you know that we are the generation that believes in technology more than human beings? Do you know that Millennial loves the camera and anything that draws attention to themselves?

Well, I am 26 this year - been in the blogging world since high school but it was an on and off relationship. I can't imagine that I am back here after months of going silence but the most comfortable place that allows me to express my emotions at this moment would be this platform, I guess.

Anyway, the topic for today would be ranting about being a Millennial in today's world with all types of generation of people that you have to work with. My career had started pretty smooth I would say. I am lucky and thankful to be accepted to one of the top Oil and Gas company which allows me to have a good name to relay on. I did not had to worry much about finance and I can say that I am in a safe position. I remembered the day when I received the email stating that I would be doing my internship with this company - I was thrilled that I ran up and down the stairs, screaming and laughing.

The first big move away from my comfort zone, it was tough and lonely but being a fresh grad, all that I could think off was the job, friends that I would make, things that I could learn and opportunities that will come by. It was definitely exciting.

Fast forward, 17 months into the job, learned tons of new things, gotten new friends that inspires me, entrusted with different opportunities, received different applause and rewards and here I am - asking myself - what am I doing with my life?

I had The Talk with family, friends and even *sometimes* strangers.

"Should I resign? Should I start my own business? Should I do something exciting? Should I go out more often?"

So many questions that requires my attention that this lovely, bubbly, always excited for a brand new day is slowly giving up on the things that she loved. *I teared up at this moment*

I stopped going out on weekends. I stopped cooking fresh food. I stopped going to the gym. I stopped making appointments with friends. I wake up, stared onto the ceiling, played my phone a little *Read Youtube - The Simpsons*, head into work, and go home super late at night.

There is no productivity nor creativity in my everyday lives. I feel the emotions to throw everything and head out to the big, wide world - but, where can I go?

I decided to write this post because my Uber driver discussed this with me this morning. He is currently serving his Bar and his words

"I don't want to be a fucking lawyer". 

My heart swam with gladness cause at that moment, I was screaming "You are not alone, my brother!" Instead of screaming, I politely said "Yeah, our generation tend to go through this phase in life."

And.. I left.

So, tell me fellow virtual friends - is this what it feels like being a Millennial? Do we tend to give up after a few months of working in the adult world? Do we feel like robots going on our usual routine?

Do leave me some comments or opinions if you would like to share.

Eunice GM

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