5 Millennial Challenges & ways to overcome them

 As a young adult I wish there where someone who could have told me how challenging it would be to build the kind of future you want. We should all enjoy the journey we are on, but that does not mean we aren’t going to come across any mental and emotional challenges along the way. Challenges that may impact you in a way you where not expecting. I hope what I share with you will encourage you to face any obstacle that stands in the way of what you want in life and have the courage to chase it wherever it may lead!

We all have different environments and situations that come our way. Ultimately it is up to each of us to make the right decisions that work for us and we won’t know if it was a bad one until after. I know many of us want to leave an impact in the world, whether it be with our families, friends or making a difference in our community. Every now and then we may get a great idea and one of the three things happen. One, you brush off the idea and continue living. Two, you think about it and then decide it will never work. Or three, you act on your idea and strive to make it happen no matter what circumstances come your way.

When most people make a decision, they start to plan and envision themselves in a year from now or even five years from now. They don’t think much about the different situations that will come their way and how to prepare for them.

Here, I have put together 5 challenges most young adults will face when trying to make their goals a reality and how to push through them.

1. You feel like you are running out of time.

Which is not true at all! If anything you are have more time than others. There is this constant feeling that you will not reach your goals “in time”. This causes unnecessary stress. With constant growth and dedication, you will reach your goals. Situations always come up and things will always go wrong, but it is all part of your process. When it is your time you will see you had enough of it to do everything.

2. You feel like everyone is doing better than you

This is where you put on your mental blinders. You need to focus on yourself and what it is you are doing. There will always be someone who knows more or does something better than you. Stay Focused.

3.  You keep looking back and thinking you could have done better 

Many of us are so hard on ourselves. We hold such high standards that we forget we are human. We need to be gentle with ourselves and continue to gain the habits that will help us improve.

4. You want to take some time for yourself but feel guilty for it

This is normal. Especially if you want to do great things; like becoming a musician, an entrepreneur, an actor, a great mother and so on. You feel like you cannot take a break. Which goes back to when you feel like you are running out of time. Taking personal breaks are actually good for your mental being. You are able to relax and rid yourself of any unnecessary stress.

5. Sometimes you don’t understand what you are doing wrong

Everyone has their own journey and often there will be obstacles. All you can do is continue to learn from your experiences, learn from any mentors or heroes and continue to gain information to grow into the person you want to be.

Whatever it is you want to do with your life, take control and do it. You have so much power within you, it’s just a matter of you taking that first step forward. Each and every one of you have something to offer the world and the world is patiently waiting for you.

Love Evelyn

Photographer Eric Ramos

Visualizing your Life

 Often, I find myself asking: “What’s next?” What am I doing with my life? Is this the right direction for me?” I don’t know if you ask yourself any of these questions, but if you don’t, I suggest you do. I don’t want you to ask these question in a negative context. I don’t want you to think, “My goodness! My life is falling apart, everyone else seems to have their lives together!” That way of thinking won’t get you to where you want to be in life. Even if you don’t know what you want to do or who you want to be, that is alright. You are on a journey that only you can define. Be open with yourself and invite new ideas into your heart. Every day is a chance for you to experience something new. Everyday you have the opportunity to push your fears away and allow yourself to view life differently.

Don’t allow anyone to discourage you to start making those positive changes that will mold you into the kind of woman you want to be. People are going to want to pull you down with their comments and opinions. A dear friend of mine once told me, “Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one!” People are always going to have something to say, especially once they start to see changes take place in your life. It is going to be up to you to look into your mirror, envision your life desires, and pursue those desires. No matter what it is you do, there will always be obstacles coming your way. New experiences will add value to your life; these experiences may also change your route, but keep your eyes focused on your destination. When you envision your life it’s like you are taking a mental picture. This picture serves as the roadmap for your future.

As the New Year approaches ask yourself, “What do you want from life and what’s next?” Keep pushing through and everything will fall into place.

 Christmas Eve is next week! I hope you enjoy all the happiness that comes with the holidays.

With much love, Evelyn.

Edited by Samantha McDonald

Photographer Eric Ramos

The Beginning

 

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For a while now I have been trying to figure out what I was going to write. I had a swirl of thoughts and questions… I became lost as to what kind of message I wanted to send to readers. What would women want to read? As a woman, myself what would I want to read? What would happen if I offended someone when I wanted to be positive and encouraging? With so much media noise how will I be able to make an impact to all the women in the world? These questions and so many more would keep me up at night. I got to the point where I started to become insecure about my potential. I kept viewing my insecurities as the enemy, but they actually helped me realize I am just like all of you, a regular young woman with so much potential to do great things for myself and others. We live in a fast and busy world where many of us become consumed with all the negativity. We need to remind ourselves that we are all strong individuals and we have the potential to do anything we put our minds to.

                     I would like to feel connected to each and every one of you. I want all of you to feel empowered. I will be posting monthly picture tutorials on how-to makeup looks! I feel this is important to add because I want to create an environment where we can learn to love ourselves just the way we are while learning how to have fun with makeup and use it to enhance our natural beauty instead of covering it up.  I want to encourage women of all ages to be confident and strong and strive to have a healthier body and mind–Not because the whole world is telling us to be better, but because we want to be better for ourselves.

            I cannot wait to communicate with all of you and read about all the positive changes you will be making in your life.

Love Evelyn

Edited by Samantha McDonald–Photographer Eric Ramos