Hello and good morning/evening/lunch time. I am writing this at 7am before leaving for work because I'm a bit obsessed with this idea and I just want to get it out there.
Since re-starting my blog I've really wanted it to be a place where people can come to read something which feels more relevant than aspirational. More 'oh I do that too' than 'I wish I could do that'. Because personally, I don't think there's anywhere near enough realness on the internet right now. And it's always nice to know you're not the only one who asks themselves startling existential questions at 3am or whose dinner consists of humous eaten straight out of the pot with a teaspoon several times a week (just me?).
So, in the name of spreading some supportive 'I do that too'-ness around cyber space, I am starting a new blog series in which I will attempt to answer, discuss and advise on your millennial issues. You know, the kind of questions which are posed in the opinion columns of the Guardian, followed by a slew of 'why are young people so rubbish at everything' ponderings penned by someone aged over 45 who bought their enormous mansion for tuppence and sixty in 1978 and knows nothing of our struggle, comrades. It shall be called 'Millennial Monday'. I am excited.
Each week (fingers crossed I get enough questions) I'll choose a reader-submitted question to answer, and hopefully it will give us all some food for thought, a little insight into how young people are living right now (because who doesn't love some emerging trend analysis! I know I do!) and hopefully a little nudge to all of us to let us know that we're all doing better than we think we are, and we can navigate the swirling craziness of modern life ok-ish, actually. I don't consider myself a leading authority on having one's sh*t together by any means, but I would like to at least start some discussions around whatever you guys would like to raise.
So, if you have a burning question on anything from relationships to social media FOMO, to what to do with the enormous expanse of Real Life which comes after uni, please do me a huge favour and submit your question below. You can even ask more than one if you want to! Or tweet me your questions if that's easier.
Please let me know if you would like to remain anonymous and I will provide you with an exotic and mysterious fake name. Thanks in advance for your questions :)