Tagged: Quarter-Life Crisis

12/31/15 Another Beginning

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Another year is over, which means it’s the season for reflecting. Instead of looking back in regret or disappointment, take a moment to consider all that you’ve done and learned–and the exciting part of continuing into 2016. Happy new year!

9/30/15 “I Am”

Finally (or unfortunately?), some one-on-one time. Brenda catches you up on self-employed life thus far, then shares her ideas about self-identity vs. career after college. What would you say when you begin the statement, “I am”? Do you use the word “aspiring” too much? Time to rethink and re-approach how you identify yourself to the world.

8/26/15 Vanessa Elizabeth (Wander Onwards)

Photo courtesy of wanderonwards.org
Photo courtesy of wanderonwards.org

Brenda talks to fellow twentysomething (and high school alumnus), Vanessa Elizabeth of the travel and lifestyle blog, Wander Onwards. Vanessa shares her early feelings of finding something better, just how the hell did she end up living in China, and just a few of the struggles of living abroad. They then discuss feeling unsafe in America vs. other countries, and the wealth of tips for cheap traveling. Also, OF COURSE, she talks about the insanely viral article “23 Things To Do Other Than Getting Married Before You’re 23” she wrote, and the aftermath that followed (spoiler alert: death threats).  Get inspired to step out of your comfort zone!

WHERE TO FOLLOW VANESSA :
www.wanderonwards.org
FB: Wander Onwards
TWITTER: @wanderonwards
INSTAGRAM: @wanderonwards

7/22/15 Jenny Yang

Photo by Jim Selda, NBC News
Photo by Jim Selda, NBC News

Brenda sits with Jenny Yang: comedian and writer, producer of Dis/orient/ed Comedy, co-host of Angry Asian America, and all-around badass. Jenny shares some experiences from her youth that helped shape the person she is today, the quarter-life crisis that she muscled through leading up to a career transition, and what it really means to be an artist.

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6/30/15 Dealing with Negativity

Fight those demons!
Fight those demons!

Brenda shares her experience of two types of negative people in the world, and gives advice on how to handle them–so you don’t become one yourself. Also having made the leap to self-employment, she encourages you to no longer be afraid!

02/05/15 The Dark Side of Unemployment

Two episodes ago, Brenda talked about the Value of Unemployment, highlighting the unmentioned benefits to being unemployed for a time. Today’s episode, she explores the not-so-happy stuff, and the common feelings of dejection and poor self-worth one has when searching for work. But with every dark tunnel comes a light at the end!

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10/30/14 What is Passion?

This week’s episode is all about PASSION! We say that word over and over, but what does it really entail? Brenda does a breakdown of how she came about her idea of different levels of passion: admiration, passion, and TRUE passion, in the form of obsession. Also, an important discussion of inspiration vs. motivation. Stay inspired!

10/17/13 The “Twenties Pie”

It’s episode 2 of 2 for this special week! Brenda rambles about cold weather, travel tips, relationships, and what the twenties should really be about: pie?

5/29/13 Episode 8

It’s a super chill episode for a super chill week. Brenda talks about why peacocks are her enemy, how she failed a juice cleanse, and small tips for exercise/healthy living. [Intro song: Daft Punk ft. Pharrell – “Lose Yourself to Dance”]