I’m Darrian and I still wear leggings as pants, believe coffee and Diet Coke are part of the food pyramid, and think that Netflix and Chill actually means “Let’s watch Netflix on the couch and snuggle for the entire day.” (Thankfully, my boyfriend does too).
More importantly, I’m a 20-something Generation Y-er who is still trying to figure out how to adult (even with a college degree and a “big girl job” on my resume).
If you’ve found yourself here then there’s a good chance you may be experiencing some of the following feelings: anxiousness over your ability (or lack thereof) to succeed at adulting (um, same), restlessness in your current job or post-grad situation (or even college situation, I don’t judge), just straight up confusion on the dating front, or maybe you’re just looking for other Gen Y-ers who are making things happen (or trying to… with as much grace as possible). Let me tell you, you’ve come to the right place.
I started Oh Shift, Y’all in 2015 as a way to document my successes and failures with adulting and to share them with all of you. Yes, you! I may not have all the answers (trust me, I really don’t) but I’m hoping that by sharing my lessons learned with all of you, we can figure out how to better adult together. My true goal, however, is to create a squad of Gen Y-ers helping to empower, support, and grow together… #SquadGoals.
I graduated from WVU with an English degree and am currently pursuing a graduate degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications (holla at your girl). This is after I spent a year working towards a different degree. Oops. All while working a full-time, nine to five government job that is….. Well, let’s just say it’s not my dream job.
I may not like my job, but it helped me meet the most amazing guy in the world. We have a somewhat unique relationship because of how we met and where he goes to school. It’s challenging at times, but we have it pretty good comparatively. And I absolutely love him so, there’s that.
I’m also a self-proclaimed Dog Mom to two of the most ridiculous dogs on the planet: Gatsby and Hemingway. They’re nerds.
Like most Gen Y-ers, I’m pretty obsessed with social media.
Let’s Get Social:
I’d love to hear from you!
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