10 Months of #MillennialLifeCrisis

It’s nearly 11 PM on the West Coast and I’ve been thinking about hitting ‘Publish’ on this post all day. Here goes…

10 whole months that I’ve been pouring my heart out to the internet. 10 whole months that I’ve questioned everything that I’ve written and posted it anyways. 10 whole months that I’ve spent meeting and talking to some of the most incredible souls I’ve ever crossed paths with. 10 months of learning – new facts, new perspectives, new understandings. It’s been one hell of a time, if I do say so.

I made this blog on a whim, with the encouragement of Knight. I wanted a place to rant about the things going on in my life and boy did this platform give me the opportunity to do that and then some.

As much as nothing has changed in the past ten months, everything has changed. I think of the sad shell of a human being that I was ten months ago, I look at myself in the mirror and see the resilient fighter I am today and I’m thankful for what I am becoming. I have a much better grasp on my anxiety (though I still struggle, I can control it a lot better) and I have much more of an understanding of who I am and who is important to me.

Why is ten months an important landmark to me? Because I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished in the past ten months. I’m proud of what this blog has become. I’m profoundly appreciative of the people I’ve met and the stories you’ve shared with me. I talk a lot about my appreciation for the WordPress platform because I wholeheartedly believe this blog has given a great boost to my confidence in the past ten months.

To those of you who’ve been along for the ride since the very beginning, thank you. I love you. And to those of you who’ve only recently found this blog, thank you. I owe you.

Ten months. I’m humbled. I’m grateful. I’m thankful.

To celebrate ten months of WordPress, here are ten facts about me:

  • I am female. (I am including this because there seems to be some confusion lately… with some people thinking that I am a man)
  • I have blue eyes and blonde hair and was consistently referred to as Barbie for the first thirteen years of my life because people told me that I looked like a little doll.
  • I will turn 31 next month, and even with all that has gone on in the past year, I will still say that my 30s have been infinitely better than my 20s thus far.
  • When editing someone else’s work, I can pick out spelling and grammar mistakes within seconds of reading it. When editing my own work, I can read it five times over and still not notice where I’ve made my errors. And there are always errors.
  • Recently, Geneva posed a suggestion to me that I consider writing an EBook. I haven’t admitted it out loud, but I am genuinely considering doing it, using it as a means to give out my marketing advice for free by having a company sponsor it. It’s all just a thought at this point in time, but I can’t get it out of my head since Geneva planted the seed.
  • I have a scar shaped like a Lightning Bolt on my thumb that my friend’s have referred to as proof of my being related to Harry Potter.
  • One of my most memorable moments was standing with Team Canada as they were presented their gold medals
  • One of my proudest moments was the day one of my heroes complimented me on my intelligence and told met that I was going to change the world one day.
  • As a whole, I do not believe that you ever fall out of love with someone. I simply believe that two people can understand they’re not meant to be together and that’s why they divorce. I do believe that love you feel for someone will always stay with you.
  • I like to eat raw onions. (Yeah, I had to end with this one)

86 thoughts on “10 Months of #MillennialLifeCrisis

  1. Awww so gorgeous v..it’s a really nice thing that you always leave out time to let people know you better..your blog was one of the blogs that inspired me though to continue blogging this far I truly appreciate you.

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  2. Congratulations! Your blog’s success is evidence of your effort.

    Keep going and keep fighting!

    Also an e-book about marketing? Any chance of self-publishing? It’s not a bad idea.

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    1. I’m really thinking about it. Taking my marketing tips/tricks/rules and tools all in one place, in one document/ebook for people to read and use for their blogs. I think it would be really cool.

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    2. Just what I’m here to tell you V. You don’t have to figure it all out first or be totally sure of yourself before you start. Go for it, you gonna change the world? What better time and place to start? Don’t be afraid of mistakes, they’ll make you redo and become better. You’d get better while on it, perfection is never a friend next door.
      Call Geneva now, and accept it. Not pressuring you, you know it’s what you want to do, you’re just scared, and it’s okay to be scared, but it’s not okay not to try.

      I also wanted to say it’s my first time on your blog, so I guess I’m among those ones you owe😅😂

      I ate raw onions as a child though.

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  3. Every time I read your post, I’m altered in a good and authentic way. So for that, thank you. Looking forward to reading your ebook we both know you will complete because you can and want to. Might I suggest letting someone else proof it? 😉

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  4. Totally agree with the love thing. People think I’m weird when I say I still love my exes, just in a different way now that we’re not together anymore. It’s still a type of love though! And that’s different to ‘holding a torch for someone’, as the saying goes.

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    1. Yeah, I’m with you. I think a piece of that love is always there, no matter how many years it’s been since you’ve been together. That’s one of the reasons why divorce is so hard on people. Whether you split amicably, or you just downright hate each other – that love still exists. I mean you were with that person for a reason…

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  5. Yay, well done on 10 months! It’s impressive how fast your blog has grown. If it’s a reflection of your marketing skills then I definitely want you to write that eBook! So much of marketing strikes me as vaguely (or sometimes blatantly) manipulative and unethical, so it’ll be nice to hear marketing ideas from someone I respect.

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    1. Marketing can be very manipulative. I think that’s because most minds are so malleable, it can, if you’re doing it right, be really easy to make someone believe what you want to believe.

      That being said, if you’re not a big corporation trying to shove products down someone’s neck, you should still be able to use some of the tactics they use in promotion for yourself and your blog or you social media, or whatever it is you’re trying to promote. Because… a little promotion can go a long way if you do it properly.

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  6. If you want to find errors more easily, you can proofread your post with Ginger or Grammarly. Just go to Ginger and paste your post there. The limitation is that you can’t paste whole post at one, you have to proofread it in small paragraphs. On other hand, install Grammarly extension in Google chrome browser or Firefox, you can proofread with Grammarly also.

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  7. When you say “standing with Team Canada as they were presented their gold medals” what do you mean? Like in your living room with with the TV on? Like in the same stadium? Like on the floor….or like on the podium?

    So curious now…

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      1. hahah! Noooo.

        I was coordinating athlete interviews with the TV cameras after they’d gotten their medals and had had their few moments of celebratory hell yeahs! Because the cameras were there to capture medal distribution, I needed to be there to ensure the camera-operators were staying within established guidelines.

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      2. Ah, OK. LOL I was like, “DANG, that is really close!” What a cool experience though! You pulled back the curtain for us a little since you were “behind the scenes” and not on camera.

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      3. Yeah, working ‘behind the scenes’ is probably where I got my affection for being anonymous. You still get to do all of the cool things and be a part of all of the cool experiences but you don’t have to answer for them, or to people.

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  8. I am so Happy I came across your blog. This post inspires me to keep going. I told myself that I have to blog for at least a year, that’s what I paid for. After that year if it isn’t what I am still wanting to do , then I can try something else out. I tend to get excited about something and then I slow down and stop doing it. Trying to change that about myself. The fun facts about you was pretty special as well. Let’s us all get to know you a little better, which depends connections. Great future post idea. Thanks again. You can do anything you put your mind and energy into. Hope you have a great day!

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    1. You can do absolutely anything you put your mind to, my dear. Keep going! On day 364, put your payment through for a year two.

      One of my favourite quotes is ‘Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded’. Take your motivation and don’t slow down – go that extra mile!

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    1. I like to just cut up little chunks of onions and eat them… like people eat M&Ms. Red Onions are my favourite, but I also like white and yellow onions. Green onions are just cheap imitations in my eyes! hahaha

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  9. What a milestone! Starting a blog was a good decision, and it’s been a pleasure seeing your journey through this year so far. I’m similar to you in that I can pinpoint grammatical and spelling errors in other’s work, but I always seem to miss mine: I think there’s a psychological term associated with it, but I don’t know it exactly. Very interesting you eat raw onions; I can’t even cut them without shedding painful tears!

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    1. Isn’t it annoying? You can look at someone elses work and be like ‘Yup, that’s wrong!’ then you look at your own, miss it and someone points it out and you’re like ‘DAMN I’m an idiot!’ That’s what I do at least.

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  10. You are one of the best blogger I found here on WordPress, the best part is that I relate so much with what you write, sometimes I feel you are writing about my life, and also much appreciation for the convenient and easy to comprehend language you use, that makes everything more relatable. You should definitely go for the E-book , more power to you.

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    1. I love that feeling, when I stumble across a blog and I’m like… this person is me, in another human form. That’s when I feel a little less alone in this universe and I think there might still be hope for me.

      Who knows, perhaps we’re kindred spirits?

      Thank you for the sweet comment and the compliment. It made me feel really good about myself this morning!

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  11. Way to go Vee 😊 And I somehow got lucky to find you. And eating raw onions is so common here in India. Though I don’t but it’s not a biggy here 😉 And I wish we knew the birth date, so we could wish you next month 😊 Take care dear ❤️

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      1. Yes! Usually it is consumed more in Summer. It prevents the body from heat strokes. The temp goes to 45 degree Celsius. People also carry a small onion in their pockets as they go out in sun.

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    1. HAHAHAHA! When I ate gluten/subway I used to get so ragey when people were like ‘Do you want this toasted?’

      No. Raw veggies being ‘warmed up’ in the toaster is gross. And you’re so right, a cold cut combo is not cold if you toast it. lol

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  12. Your blog is very well developed and I never would’ve known that you’ve only had it going for ten months. You have tons of readers, feedback, and your writing is consistent, professional, informational, and entertaining. Keep it up!

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  13. Well done on the 10 months of blogging. I have just found your blog and already know that I will be reading your posts regularly. I doubt I’ll try the onion thing though 😆

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  14. While I am not a Millennial, I am the mother of two and find myself identifying more with Millenials than GenXers. I’ve started reading your blog daily and hope you will continue to share your wisdom and advice.

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  15. Having only recently discovered your blog (serendipity is a wonderful thing), I just wanted to say that you’ve quickly become one of my favourite reads. Congratulations on passing the 10 month landmark!

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  16. 10 months what a journey, the internet is so blessed to have you honestly. Wow, finally, I get to know more about ya! What’s your instagram handle btw? and I have questions, who was the hero who complimented you and what did he/she say? also, do you eat raw onions like you would eat an apple or chopped up on its own or mixed with something else? Is it the big yellow onion, big purple onion or the tiny purple shallots?

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    1. My intagram handle is @ohmillennials – There have been some usernames made with very similar handles. So if you look for it, look for black and white checkered marble backgrounds – then you’ll have found me.

      My hero is an integral piece to Canadian Culture. Who they are, I think I’ll keep to myself. A writer of books, a host of television, someone who’s extremely humble when you pass them on the street. I actually, threw fluke of all flukes got the opportunity to take them for coffee. We chatted for almost two hours. What they said? I could go on for a long time to cover the whole two hours.

      I chop up raw onions and snack on them… kind of like one would with chocolate chips. Albeit I’ll eat far less onions then I would chocolate chips. But still, onion is tasty! lol I prefer red onions (the purple ones) but I also don’t hate white or yellow onions.

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      1. Okay i found ya! (:

        Woaaah, that’s sounds like a magical time, seriously. To meet your hero and have a legit conversation and not just a fleeting selfie. 💓💓💓

        The purple ones are the best right? They hold the most flavour imo!!!

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