I never really thought about trying a blog until I saw that god awful (but some what addicting) new show called Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills. Morgan Stewart has her own bog called Boobs and Loubs, neat title I thought. As I watched the show more I realized if this 25 year old women can write a blog of how she enjoys tanning everyday I can make one and explain my 18 year old life as a working women who wishes she was 21.
So here I give it to you. This blog is to explain and show my life as a senior in high school who works more then she should to try to make a living for herself. I don’t expect to know what to write about sometimes or how I can help people in anyway by explaining situations in my life, but maybe you can learn from some of my mistakes I have made and what lessons I took from them.
Okay lets start by me explaining why I named my blog 18 Is The New 21…
It took me a good half an hour to think of a title that I thought was creative. It took me a while then I had to remember this blog was all about me.
I had to do some real critical thinking on myself and see what would describe me. Then I remembered that I just ordered a fake id for myself…
No I am not a alcoholic.. Yes I am over high school parties and ready to take on bars and night clubs. I am not even in for the drinking part of it but for the social part of it. Being in your 20’s is supposed to be the best times of your life. And I’m ready to be living in my better times. There is only so much you can do being 18, so the fake is my ticket to explore a more mature, fun, thrilling world. And I just want to meet as many people as I can and see as many places as I can.
Consider it this… Every person you meet is technically a “connection”. They might have nothing to offer you now but you might need this connection in the future to meet other connections! For example a job opportunity, internship opportunity or maybe the chance to meet a celebrity? (Still waiting for this moment) especially now more then ever we will in a social world. With social networks at our fingertips and almost everything is online now it’s hard to see the bigger picture. This is mostly directed at kids my age. Just because you think you can do everything behind a screen now doesn’t mean it’s always going to be like that. When you apply for jobs, internships, school.. Just about anything you are going to need to represent yourself in person. You need to prove to this person that you are different, unique and have a special factor about you that makes you different from anyone else. A lot of kids lake in this area. Yeah you may be confident and cool in front of your friends but if you can’t act professional when you need to in front of a stranger that’s where you need to find your social skills to be able to talk to ANYONE!
I must say this area is my strength. I am not afraid to talk to anyone. Growing up I would always get dared to ask the random guys in the mall for their number because my friends thought they were attractive. It wasn’t until high school when my mom told me that it’s almost like a talent to have that kind of personality. She told me, “it will get you far educational, emotionally and for future jobs.” She gave me even more confidence to be spunky and never have fears of making a idiot of yourself.
So the lesson for today is to LEARN TO BE SOCIAL. you never know what opportunity you missed out on because you are still acting like you are in middle school.