After running halfway across the country to join a sorority, change my major six times in two years, to eventually dropping out of college to become a nanny I’ve decided I’m the best person to give you some advice on a few things I’ve learned along the way. Now, I know I don’t sound like the greatest role model. Honestly if I was your mom I would probably say you should not listen to me but I’m not your mom I’m more like your big sister and big sisters have to tell you the truth and they can be a little bit harsh and a little bit judgy and a little bit rude but they’re always going to be looking out for you having your back and helping you be the best woman you can possibly be. So listen to me. Or not. It’s up to you.
So what is this project? Well it actually started after some homework I was given in therapy. Don’t go running.. yes, I said therapy. It’s normal. You either go, or you don’t and you probably should. #TherapyIsCool. Well, my therapist said to write a letter to explain how I am feeling and I wrote like 3 pages of just spilling everything and I realized it’s a way for me to unpack what I am going through while also helping someone else through similar struggles.
I’ve always struggled to belong, to not feel alone. You aren’t ever alone on the internet #bringonthehaters and if I can share and help one person and make one friend then I am going to try my best to do so. I am ready to give you some unsolicited and unprofessional advice for your college experiences splashed with some body positivity, activism, and female empowerment goodness. Maybe some home decor and #girlboss business fun.. I’m not really sure I’m passionate about a lot of things and I’m still struggling to find my voice and maybe by seeing what I’m passionate about writing about and sharing with others I’ll find my voice. I will just write about what inspires me!
Back to why I am the most qualified person to give you some advice. Yes, I moved across the country to avoid my family and spend $200k on an education and instead joined a sorority. Was it a mistake? I don’t know. Was it full of skinny rich girls out of touch with reality? Partially yes, but I’ve also made some of the best friends of my life and learned the most important lessons in life about connection and friendship through this sorority. Did I change my major six times in four semesters? No I actually think it might’ve been seven times I lost track of how many times I went to the advising office before finally getting kicked out. Just kidding!! I didn’t get kicked out I kicked myself out because after not being able to decide what to do, I dropped out because it felt financially irresponsible to be spending $20,000 a semester to study things I didn’t know if they would help me find a job or if I was even passionate about. So now I’m a nanny but I actually live with the family and do everything to help run the house are used to children and make sure everybody’s happy, healthy and fed. It might sound like a fall from a prestigious four year private university in New York to glorified babysitter but actually it’s been a step up because now the pressure is off of me financially and I can take the time I need to figure out who I am, what I want to do and to finally be happy
I just want to help others who feel the same way I do to help us all feel a little less lonely a little more connected and a little more happy.