I started writing this post and it just got too long. I started taking you through the last two years of my life like it was some crazy telenovela. It really wasn’t that dramatic.
So I decided to hit backspace until I saw white and cut to the chase.
Here’s the gist:
2012 is my year of the DO. I took risks; I went big and sometimes was told to go home and sometimes I forced myself to stay. Got some scrapes here and there (and a out-of-whack kneecap) but I’m stronger -and happier- for it.
I always thought 25 would mark that big “change” in my life…from
college grad to working woman
unemployed to working woman
living with the parents to out on my own
beat up Suzuki wagon to something I want to put the USC alumni window cling on
Not 25 yet…THANK GOD…crap I only have 6 months. Well…who knows?!?
Anywho…like I said, not 25 yet and though I’m still “technically” unemployed and still live in my parents house, I think there are a lot of things I can add to the “by the time I hit 25 list” that I never thought would even be on the list.
Mastering the art of couch crashing. Only Denver, Portland, and NY so far but I plan to expand my skills world wide in 2013. Never ever do I regret the day I became a Trojan. Nothing but love and hospitality from my fellow Trojans and their families. What other university has an alumni network so strong, connected, and personal?
Starting and running a non-profit with my mom. Key phrase here? With my mom. You think working with someone so much like you would be great…not exactly…definitely a great learning experience though.
Fundraising enough money for me to go serve in the Central African Republic on a medical mission trip. (Really a two-fer…life changing experience PLUS stepping foot in Africa…BOOM)
Heading a non-profit project without any experience for 6 months. Thought I was going to die but since I’m posting this blog post, I guess it turned out just fine.
That’s it so far for 2012. 3 months left.
If you know me, I like to keep busy…paid or not.
So to round out 2012 here’s what I have planned…
Managing two non-profit projects: fundraising and creative strategy
Updating my “personal brand”…don’t you just love that phrase? Annoying, but very necessary. About.me, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr, resume, business cards, maybe a really short website to throw ‘em all together. *WHEW*
Helping an old college buddy open a winery in Denver. Great change of scenery. Clean fresh air we don’t get here ‘round these parts. Hopefully the weather isn’t too crazy but should be a whole lot of fun, work, and learning…the usual trifecta where I’m involved.
A funky app idea that’s been rolling around in my head. Has to do with volunteering. Trying to figure out how to bring my idea to life without any technical know how. When in doubt, consult the network.
That, along with job searching (of course) and tailgating (I’m a Trojan…we’ve been over this…) and maybe squeezing in a trip to Chicago or New York should round out 2012 nicely.
What’s so crazy about it is that after all these projects and experiences and jobs, I have no idea what to label myself….
cool, catchy, hip but essentially meaningless (and basically fictional) title?
crazy “technically” unemployed Millenial who will one day take over the world *insert maniacal laughter here*?
Don’t know. Wish I could just say “member of Gen Flux” and leave it at that.
Ideas are totally welcome though!!