As an only child with parents who migrated from the South, there was a lot I had to navigate on my own. Don’t get me wrong, my parents provided me with an awesome upbringing but there was just some stuff they did not know how to help me with. Choosing and applying to college, securing internships, ensuring I made the right decisions for my desired career path and ultimately how to break into the industry I wanted to be in.
As I’ve gotten older I’ve be amazed the many youth and young adults who are in a very similar position as I was at their age. The core reason may be different – the Great Migration vs. the tech age – but the outcome remains the same, that uneasy feeling of not quite being sure how to go about things in order to make dreams a reality. A dream without a plan is a wish, and my why is to ensure our younger generation don’t stumble over unnecessary obstacles.
I’m obliterating the hamster wheel.