Goodness, where do I even begin?! I am incredibly thankful to be chosen by Emily & Chris over at A Couple Talks for this award! Starting Generation YRA was a rambunctious idea I had while reading a book in my sweats on the couch one October evening when I recognized not just my generation, but many others are struggling with personal finance (I was decked out in my infamous ‘grey on grey sweatsuit:’ grey crew-neck sweatshirt, and grey over-sized sweatpants, hair up in a bun, glasses on…you know, the usual after work attire). The past 7 months have been insanely rewarding & fulfilling. I have been introduced to a wide sphere of bloggers (personal finance, and beyond) that have ignited inspiration in a multitude of ways. I have been able to create connections in the social media realm, along with having the opportunities to meet face to face with many entrepreneurial spirits (like Alan Steinborn, CEO & Founder of RealMoneyLife.com – who I look up to). In June, I will be attending one of the stops for #TheRoad hosted by Phroogal to participate in an event that promotes financial wellness for all. An event that may have never crossed my mind, or radar to attend a year ago. Not only has this blog pushed me to new heights, but I have found that I am excelling in multiple avenues of life personally & professionally. This blog in it’s fruition had a captive audience of just a few (my lovely fiance, family, and a few friends). Now, the viewership is substantially growing day after day. I could not be more grateful for all that visit Generation YRA! Thank you, thank you!
Here are the rules for this nomination:
- Thank the person who nominated you and add their link.
- List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
- Tell 7 hidden facts about yourself.
- Nominate 5-10-15 other bloggers.
- Contact your nominees and provide a link to your post.
- Display the award logo (button) on your blog, whether on your sidebar or about page, or special award page.
Here’s my 7 hidden facts:
1. I will break out in dance at any minute of the day…music, or no music.
2. I can shake my eyes ridiculously fast back and forth. I have only met a few people in life who can do the same. Apparently, we can do this because we’re missing a particular muscle in our eyes that most people have.
3. I worked for RadioDisney for several years and have visited the parks many times. I have a weird knowledge database on Disney facts, tips & trivia. No – I’m not creepy like Jim Gaffigan has stated in his stand-up before (but I bet you thought that for a second)!
4. I’m a craft beer & whiskey kind of girl, and I’m not ashamed.
5. At random times I can do impressions of Frank Underwood from House of Cards.
6. I get completely overjoyed by typing on a keyboard. I accredit this to making my Dad write out long strings of random numbers & letters on sheets of paper to practice my typing. Also, to my elementary school teachers that would allow me to play games in the computer lab because I completed my typing practice lessons/tests too fast.
7. More than anything, I would rather bury myself in a book and learn something new.
I’d like to nominate the following 5 fantastic blogs for this award:
1. Millennial Money Man – This guy, he knows personal finance inside & out. He’s also incredibly inspirational because he’s paid off $40,000 worth of student loan debt on a teacher’s salary in only two years. Not to mention, he’s been one of those supportive figures since I started my blog which I’m very thankful for!
2. Blonde on a Budget – Cait is one of those lovely writers out there where I just feel calm and at ease when I visit her blog. She seems so down to earth and one of those people that I would love to meet one day. Cait writes about her experiences with engaging in a minimalism lifestyle, savings and her year long shopping ban.
3. Chasity Cooper – I am constantly inspired by Chasity’s drive, and her way of allowing all those in our generation to combine their purpose and passions together. Chasity also features several people designated as a “Millennial on a Mission,” which creates an empowering source of recognition and motivation.
4. Gen Y Girl – Kayla’s blog is witty, edgy and encompasses what people of my generation experience in the work force. Her overarching theme of providing Millennial’s a place to become leaders of tomorrow is incredibly enlivening.
5. The Motivated Millennial – If you didn’t catch on yet, I am a huge advocate for my generation and all the ambitious people that lead entrepreneurial lives. Hannah spotlights different Millennials which projects the power and motivation our generation really does have, despite what the media may portray.
Thanks to everyone for following me here at Generation YRA! I sincerely and wholeheartedly appreciate all of your support.
All my best,