I Have No Idea What I’m Doing With My Life…

To tell you the truth. I have no freaking clue.

I sit here on a Tuesday night at 11:40 pm with my glass of water and my laptop questioning… everything.

Fresh off of a job interview, and a quick venting session with one of my closest friends; I find myself at a loss as to where my life is going, and what I should be doing.

I honestly thought I had it figured out. I found the PR program at my university and fell in love, 2 internships, 2 student organizations, an on-campus job in university housing and 4 years later; I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree, a should be a proud moment filled with fear and hopelessness.

I see everybody else graduating, and somehow within months posting their announcement Facebook status’ about the super cool new position they’ve just accepted, perfect for somebody who’s getting started in their career, but where do I fit in?

I noticed in my employment hiatus that I was fulfilling that judgment faced on millennials today, putting in half effort and expecting something to be handed to me.

The part I found interesting is that I did not even notice that I was doing it, I was submitting my resume on countless positions posted, getting no results, and complaining about it.

I’ve quickly changed my tactics to a more targeted approach, only applying for those positions that peak my interest yet I hear the same responses plaguing people my age. Lack of experience, “We’ve decided to consider other candidates at this time,” or no response at all… Which always feels great.

The one thing that I can say I have learned about the job search.. It’s that it will take any ounce of confidence you have in yourself and rip it out leaving a weak scared, insecure person in a tie and dress shirt.

One thing that has also come out of the job search is that I’m always second guessing my career choice. Should I have become a doctor? Engineer? Accountant?

Was I wrong to choose a degree in something I enjoyed? Something that was so vast that it makes the actual duties of that career unbearably vague?

To tell you the truth. I have no freaking clue.

I have no idea if this was the path I was supposed to take. My destiny could be as an art director. Granted, I have no clue what makes art… art.. and I couldn’t tell you the value of a painting if my life depended on it. Anyway back to the point.

I have no fucking clue what I’m doing with my life. I see job postings for positions that I could honestly see myself doing, but would that be wrong of me to go against what I spent $30,000 in student loans on?

I try to take the advice of others. My mother would just tell me “Do what makes you happy!” Thanks, mom, reality TV makes me happy. I need income, but I don’t want to hate my life 10 years from now because I decided to take a job simply because of the money.

Reality TV makes me happy. I need income.

So now I sit here and wonder, what the heck am I going to do? Maybe I should take some of those random jobs just to see if they peak my interest, to see if maybe I still have some room to grow as a person?

I joke sometimes that I’m just winging it. Then I see people who are well into their careers, people who have nice things, people who post their announcements of that cool new position they just accepted post graduation and wonder… Are we all just winging it?

Fitbit Alta Review

Fitness and fashion, two words that I’m sure you rarely think of together. With the growth in popularity of the fitness tracker, Fitbit’s newest tracker is attempting to mend the two, with the Fitbit Alta, released this year. The following is my review of the Alta after my first week with the device.

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Meet the Fitbit Alta.

Upon first glance.

The Fitbit Alta features a slim, minimalistic design that feels light on the wrist and can easily be disguised as a bracelet. Unlike other Fitbits such as the Flex and Charge, which appear plastic, and retro; the Alta appears sleek and modern.

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The Fitbit Alta and the Fitbit Charge.

Then there is what separates the Alta from other trackers, the replaceable bands. I don’t have any other bands apart from the original black one that came with the tracker, but from the images seen on Fitbit’s website, the ability to coordinate your tracker with your outfit really makes the Alta distinct.

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Fitbit even has premium bands available as options for the Alta. The option for leather and metal bands really make the Alta look like a premium fashion accessory.

Usability.

Coming from the Fitbit Charge, I am used to my tracker having a button to navigate through my steps, distance and being able to start and stop a timer. The Alta doesn’t feature a button to navigate, instead, the Alta’s design relies solely on tapping to get the information you need.

Tap twice to wake up the tracker, and display the time, then tap once to cycle through steps, distance, active minutes and the battery. The order is fully customizable.

When I first noticed that there wasn’t a button to help me navigate, I wasn’t sure if the Alta would be easy to use. After my first week with the tracker, I forgot that I even used to have a button on my tracker. The simple interface matches give me the information that I want to see in a simple easy to understand manner.

The only downside that I have noticed since my time using the Alta would come from putting the tracker on. It appears as though the holes for the clasp are not big enough, I have struggled for minutes at a time to get the Alta on, an issue that I never faced from the Charge.

The conclusion.

At first glance, the Fitbit Alta looks like a modern, minimalistic take on fitness. Easily mistaken for a plain bracelet, the Alta steers away from the plastic looking, toy-ish design owned by other Fitbits like the Flex and Charge.

Personally, I love the Alta’s ability to change bands, and change looks. I also love how easy it is to use, and how simple it looks and feels. I am very excited to get some new bands so that I can mix it up depending on the event, activity, and outfit that I am wearing. Even though there is an issue with putting the Alta on, I think the issue will fade away with time and use.

Verdict.

9/10

If you want a simple, easy to use fitness tracker that you can wear on a run, or at a social event, the Fitbit Alta is at the top of my list of recommendations.

What do I want? A millennial’s viewpoint on the dating world.

“I’m looking for a full-time job, not a man.”

I’ve been preparing for the adult world for the past 4 years; classes in math, nutrition, and PR. One thing that my university didn’t have classes in? When the right time is to settle down.

When asked if I’m seeing someone I have a habit of saying “I’m looking for a full-time job, not a man.” But there’s more truth to that than sarcasm would suggest.

Straying away from tradition, millennials today are much more focused on career than anything else. This can be attributed to the fact that millennials face many financial burdens if they want to get an education in order to start a career.

When it comes to personal priorities, my professional life is much higher on my list than my dating life. Is this a bad thing? Should I be concerned that work is more important than love?

My thought is that I shouldn’t rush dating. I’m 21, I have 60 years (hopefully) to find somebody and start a family.

I’m not going to rush dating right now. I don’t even want to think about marriage until my early 30’s. This way I can focus on my career and be comfortable in supporting myself. So while some friends are starting families and settling down. This millenneal is not worried about finding a man to wife up.