It Ain’t A Moment Until I Make It
Before I begin my blog-esque, rant show, I want to point out something. The title points out that this Life of a Millennial segment will be part 1. I will cover a range of topics in this segment, but have no idea how many articles it will span over. I just know I will write about the things that have been on my mind lately. There is no order of importance. So it will just be a matter of whatever I feel like writing about the moment. Also, I hope my millennial family will appreciate what I will be writing about. Because although I might not know you personally, or live where you may live, we millennials all go through the same obstacles.
Now, for whatever reason, our generation gets the worst coverage when it comes to adulthood. There is always some sort of negative comment about us. We aren’t getting married young enough. We don’t have any money. We are aren’t buying homes. We are too focused on school. We killed the market, or whatever half-ass complaint from someone who is too old to know how to use Facebook has to say about us. I for one am very optimistic for the future, but the fact is, there are many who do not share my optimism. But if we can be honest, our present situation is not ideal. I would like to focus on money which really is the root for most of our problems.
As a young 25 something year old, I was trained to believe I should have my shit together at this age. My own house; my own car; married; maybe one kid, and everything else going forward will be easy. Not mention that if you have not acccomplished that by 25, you are borderline failure, and older folks will call you lazy. HA! What kind of shit were they smoking when they came up with this checklist? First of all, where all the jobs that we were promised? And I’m not talking about Starbucks or some part-time gig paying $12 an hour. I’m talking about the good paying jobs, the ones we can build a foundation off of. I see grad students getting hyped off a Facebook ad promising an internship at some unknown company to work for free, and hope to get a full-time position. Not to mention I got suckered into the biggest business in America. And I’m not talking about Walmart, I’m talking about college. I was rounded up with the rest of my peers like sheep and funneled into school where everything you learn can either be found online, or is pointless and will not be useful in your future. Now, I’m exaggerating… you will find a job where they advertise $40,000 a year, but this is after you took out $20,000+ in students loans, and $20,000 being a generous number. I have a friend who owes $130,000 in students and is paying $1,210 a month in payments. I also forgot to mention that the job you found can’t hire you because they want someone with a degree and 4 years of experience, even though the position was advertised as an entry level position. So off to Starbucks it is!