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!
It’s hard making new friends after college. It’s also hard keeping friends after college. Friendship is hard, yet vital to our well-being. Brenda gets into the ugly truth of the trap of saying no, and some advice to cope with sudden loneliness one gets in their twenties.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Brenda does some quick reflecting over the past two years of producing the podcast, why she began creating her own project, and the importance of growth and expression with a personal and creative outlet.
Brenda sits down with friend and former classmate, Edricdale Silla and catch up on life since graduation. They remember the days of art classes, and how exactly did Edric find his passion for film, editing, and most importantly, storytelling (those days of online RPing!). He shares his personal experiences of an unhappy job, the physical toll it had on him, the incredible turnaround that followed after, and some blunt but invaluable advice he has for twenty-somethings (and up!).
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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!
Just as she did a year ago, Brenda looks back at the past year, and gives a little instruction on what to take from your own 2014 events. How much has changed for you since the year has started? And how awesome do you want to make 2015? Happy new year everyone!