Hey babes! It’s already time for another #SnapchatSunday! This week, one of you asked me the million dollar question – “What are your future plans?” Well, the great thing about my future is that I can literally go and do whatever I want. The scary thing about it is that I CAN LITERALLY GO AND DO WHATEVER I WANT. See what I’m getting at? I just turned 21. I have a college degree from the University of Alabama, an extra semester of broadcasting classes, a journalism certificate from Michigan State, a social media marketing certificate from Northwestern, and I’m in the process of beginning another certification. I spontaneously moved to live in West Palm Beach to work for a Major League Baseball team. I went to Hawaii and swam with sharks. I learned to surf. I rode quad bikes in the mountains.
Women in sports. Whether you’re in front of the camera reporting on the game or enjoying the game from the stands, I think that all women who either work in or identify as a sports fan can agree on something: you have to prove yourself. It’s a common (and quite annoying) stereotype that women don’t know anything about sports. However, for most women I know, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. They keep up with stats/scores, go to sporting events often, and are very knowledgable about how the game is played. And the amount of women like this seems to be growing each day.
Holy cow, I’m 21! I can’t believe it. So many amazing things have happened over the last year: graduating college, swimming with sharks in Hawaii, working for the Houston Astros. I feel like the possibilities are endless right now and I can’t wait to see how much happens in this next year. So now that I’m 21, I feel that it gives me some rite of passage to bestow my so-called wisdom on you all. Without further ado, here are 21 things I’ve learned in 21 years.
Women. We are intriguing creatures to say the least. We all have so much to offer this crazy, beautiful world. So why is there so much hate between us? I’ve noticed it my entire life. Girls bullying other girls. Girls being cruel to other girls. Girls being downright vicious to other girls. It’s constant in our world, and now easier than ever to do thanks to technology. And it doesn’t just happen in high school, oh no. It continues in college and far beyond. Woman on woman hate clearly does not discriminate against age: there are plenty of women 40+ who STILL just can’t get with it. But to me, these “women” are not women. They behave like little girls. As one of my favorite quotes puts it, “Empowered women, empower women.”
Well guys, I’m here. After many heartbreaks, tears, lots of laughter, some I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened moments, and countless Why me?’s, I finally made it to Worth Avenue. Knowing your worth. It’s a phrase we hear often, especially across social media. But when you think about it, what does it really mean to know your worth? Synonymous to love, I believe that truly knowing your worth is displayed by your actions.
Social Media. It’s incredible to see how this whole other world has taken over to become our new reality. No longer does it matter how kind you are or the good deeds you do. I mean, if you didn’t Instagram it, did you really even do it? It’s become all about followers, not friends. Likes, not love. Sharing, not caring (okay that was cheesy, but still).