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 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 […]

Miracles Won’t Happen

There’s a type of cognitive bias that’s studied in psychology called the “optimism bias”. It basically says that people tend to believe they are more likely to have good things happen to them than the average person is, and less likely to have bad things happen to them. Clearly, that’s impossible, but too many of […]