WhySoMillennial on Aging

That’s right. I’m aging. I’ll admit it. Tomorrow is my thirty-FOURTH birthday, meaning I’ll be undeniably in my mid-thirties. Besides finding this unacceptable given my current state of adolescent behaviour, I’ve been reflecting on some of my key accomplishments and failures. Accomplishment: Some letters after this old name of mine. I don’t think it’s a […]

WhySoMillennial on Self Doubt

Wow, self doubt is a powerful thing. It can eat up your free time and spoil your accomplishments. It’s the internal troll (in both the traditional and colloquial sense) that lives under your mental bridge. I wonder what it’s like to be a person without it; who doesn’t have a voice saying “you can’t do […]

WhySoMillennial on Fear

What’s the difference between fear and anxiety? I’ve been pondering that lately (mainly because my anxiety has been in overdrive since before the holidays) and I think I can explain it this way: My anxiety is an overreaction to negative thoughts. For me, it can help to mentally play out the hypothetical and think about […]

WhySoMillennial on Friendship

“How extra should I dress this eve?”, is the question I just answered in one of my many group chats. We’re in our 30’s now, so of course I said to be responsible. Avoid wearing anything you’d care to lose/ruin with vomit. Being home for the holidays is a special time to catch up with […]

WhySoMillennial on Living With Your Parents as an Adult

*Disclaimer: I do not currently live with my parent(s). At various times and for various reasons, I admit to having moved home to live with a parent or two throughout my twenties. The internet is correct, millennials are different from previous generations, whoop-dee-doo. My 30 year old sister temporarily moved home recently and was feeling […]

WhySoMillennial on Domesticity

Today I’m baking Christmas cookies to share eat by myself while bae is on a work trip. It’s got me pondering the cognitive dissonance I have between my view of feminism/independence and my equal but more delicious desire to be a master of all things culinary.  I think my ahead-of-her-time mama embodies an excellent balance of both […]

WhySoMillennial on Pets VS Babies

Disclaimer: Babies are pretty cool and I’ve rarely met anyone who didn’t like his or her baby. But have you ever seen a puppy? Puppies (and actually kittens and piglets and whatever a baby sloth is called) are categorically cute. They can thaw the internal ice chunk of even the most cold-and-dead-inside of us (see […]