Why Call it the Achieving Millennial?
I’ve started blogs here-and-there, but never really any about me or the world of ideas my mind manifests. Photography seemed to be favorite blogging-past time of mine, but seeing as how that passion comes and goes, it never became a habit.
Annoying for many millennials is the pejorative term “millennial”. I hear it all too often by the atrophic elder generations (which, I believe we ought to look at people as individuals, not arbitrary categories and echelons) for the younger generations who are seen as lazy, entitled, and unambitious. We may be the smartphone and social media generation, but at the same time those mediums have facilitated wealth only previously seen after decades of ambitious entrepreneurial practice.
Why I chose to call it “Achieving Millennial” serves as nothing more than me self-describing myself as an achiever and my age category (okay, it’s partly because of branding and as a self-fulfilling prophecy). I view myself first and foremost as an achiever. I want to continually to do better today than what I did yesterday. I want to compete against myself first. I want to prove I can do what I set my mind to do.
Is this a personal blog, a motivational blog, a business blog, a I-have-way-too-much-time-on-my-hands-and-I’ve-seen-other-people-create-“successful”-blogs? I don’t know, but I’ll let you be the judge of that.
In the end, I believe we are our best friends and worse enemies. This website will serve as my outlet to the rest of the world. I hope you are both entertained and educated. You’ve done your job if you’ve accomplished both.
(In the event the “feature photo” actually shows up, I want to apologize for the age of it. It’s February 2015, but the damn photograph was taken almost three years ago. Why do I use it? Because I have no other really good stock photo of myself to use, plus I don’t want to make a stupid picture of me wearing a suit like I’m a financier — no offense to the aforementioned financiers, but ya’ll look like you get your pictures taken at the same mall photo studio. The photo is even more impressive when I tell you my friend took it with a Canon 40D and Zeiss 50 MP lens; for those unaware, that’s harder to do than to win a championship with your third string quarterback. But she nailed it, and I have a BAMF photo taken with a top-shelf, manual-focus lens. I’m also rockin’ those Oakleys as I type this just like that photo.)