Hey, friends! I won’t pretend to understand the intentionally complex algorithms that brought you to my page, but if you searched “how to stop eating Funfetti brownies for breakfast,” you’re in the right place.
I’m Hawk, and I’m an Elder Millennial. Not as Elder as my boss, who also calls herself an Elder Millennial. But I’m walking that fine line of knowing enough about technology to fool people into thinking I’m a true Millennial and having to ask my younger brother how to fix the Soundbar he handed down to me. (If you’re wondering, the answer is to unplug it for 30 seconds and plug it back in. Works every time.) And if you take a look, I found my most Millennial photograph to share with you all! –>
I started this blog because I wanted to write more. Someday I’d like to write an actual book, but I always put too much pressure on myself to write a classic masterpiece on the first go. Which, inevitably, meant I never started writing anything. So, one day, while sitting on my couch after scrubbing each individual slat on the blinds in my kitchen (if you lived during the Great Pandemic of 2020, you’ll understand what I was going through), I decided to use my time to just write whatever came to mind.
There’s a lot I want to ramble on about on this blog, but all the How to Write a Blog resources out there tell you to find your niche and write about your interests and passions. But my interests and passions don’t really fall neatly into a niche. After a sleepless night (which could have been solved using one of the many tips I’ve picked up along the way), I decided I could cover most of my bases if I focused on one overarching theme: Unlearning.
By this I mean unlearning what society has taught us about who we’re supposed to be and what we’re supposed to believe. Let’s flip those biases on their heads and re-learn how to be our true selves in this world. This is something I strive to do every day. I want to be better for myself, mentally and physically, but I also want to be better for others. Sometimes this means confronting the ugly truth of gender and racial injustice in this country. As an Empath and Highly Sensitive Person, some days of this journey are hard. I think they’re hard for a lot of people, especially those, like me, who have to confront their privilege. Fear not, I’m also finding ways to take care of myself so that I can continue to fight another day.
Thus was born The Millennial Apocalypse’s Relearning Project: The Modern Madperson’s Guide to Societal Deprogramming. (Trademark pending. Hah!)
I hope you find something you’re looking for here. I hope I find it, too, otherwise we’ve all wasted a whole lot of time, and we’ll need to have words with the AI programmers at Google that got you into this mess.