Millennial Freakout: The Why Behind My Blog
Hi friends. Yes, yes it is really me—not to fear. If you have yet to notice, my humble site title made quite the change. And I think it is only proper to honor this drastic change by taking a moment of silent for the simplistic, “AllieBlaising.com.” (Side note: new logo/header to come).
Now you may be rightly asking yourself right now, so “Millennial Freakout” huh? What exactly does that mean? Essentially the title “Millennial Freakout” is a simple and most likely lacking description for some of content I aspire to present on this humble blog of mine. For far too long I correlated admitting your fears and struggles with failure and shortcoming.
Fortunately however, over the past few years I have discovered that being vulnerable and authentic is transformative in more than one way—it can transform mere acquaintances into bosom friendships; weaknesses into strengths; solo burdens into community affairs, (and the infinite list goes on)…
So, as a millennial apart of a generation who I have observed is often far too obsessed with crafting a perfect life on paper, (or social media) and have an irrational fear of vulnerability, I want to encourage millennials to counteract those tendencies.
Obviously I am over generalizing an entire generation without any empirical data. And instead I am using my unimpressive personal experience as a reference point, and who knows—I truly could be the only millennial having frequent freakouts. But nevertheless:
I recently decided that “Millennial Freakout" is a sarcastic way to subtly state my mission statement, namely that I simply do not have it all together, and as much as I could try to act like I do, doing so only limits my potential to relate and grow.
And last but not least, you may be asking yourself, “Why do you have to experience a freakout to accomplish your aspiration for your humble blog Allie?” Fantastic question self—essentially a freakout in this context represents melting away the idea of perfection, and replacing it with honesty regarding my insecurities, thoughts, indecisiveness, passions, and life in general. Also, I have a lot of freak outs—so in a completely shallow way, it represents my emotional instability. ;)
So dear readers-what do you think? Let me know in the comments below.