The Life of a Millennial Woman
March is Women History Month! To celebrate, I reflect on four things that I focus on being a millennial woman!
I love God. Each day I’m learning more about Him and striving to live a life that is pleasing to Him. I’m not the perfect Christian; I forget to pray sometimes or absentmindedly take a day or two off from reading the Bible. But I know that He loves me and always lead me back to the right path. I’ve learned that in this world of comparison, craziness, and the persuasion of doing your own thing, I need Him. Having the constant support and love keeps me from falling and reminds me that there is always something greater waiting for me.
A recent statistic shows that only 23% of adults are married and living on their own households, compared to 56% in 1968. I’m a part of that 77% that is single and ready to mingle. While many may choose to see singleness as a curse, I’m being intentional about seeing it as the blessing that it is. There are so many things to do and become during a period of being alone. In my time of being alone I’m learning how to manage a household, the art of prioritizing, cherishing moments with friends, on top of a plethora of other things. Everyday is not easy, especially when you’re in that weird phase of half of your friends getting married and the other half seeking significant others, but being content where you are will help you to see the value of being single.
I believe that we are one of the first generations to put our business out on front street, largely due to social media. We’re sharing our fears and vulnerabilities, going to therapy, focusing on self care, and being committed to breaking generational curses for generations to come. For myself, healing takes place everyday. There are things that I see within myself that aren’t pretty and takes work to change. I choose to work on my healing through depending on God, reading personal development books, talking through things with friends, and soon I’ll be seeking a new therapist!
Career wise, I am not where I would like to be. After graduating with my Master’s degree, I had this false idea that I would find this amazing 6-figure job with amazing benefits, living on cloud 9. It didn’t take long for me to realize I was setting myself up for failure. This is not to say that this doesn’t happen to anybody; I’m just saying that 9 times out of 10, it takes a little more time and patience to get there. Right now, I’m working a 9 to 5 with average pay and even more average benefits, all while focusing on about two other outside side hustles to get a little extra income. Though it gets frustrating sometimes and overwhelming, I know that this is not my final destination and in the near future everything will pay off.
In reality, being a woman can be hard and being a millennial woman even harder. Even through the tough times, I wouldn’t change anything about this beautiful journey of womanhood. If you’re a woman reading this, know that you’re loved, beautiful, and celebrated!
What are some of your challenges of being a millennial woman? Let me know in the comments below!