Measuring success within the millennial generation is quite different from what we’ve seen in the past. My parents came to the U.S. from the Philippines in the 80s to build a stable life for my brother and I. My brother is an officer in the Air Force, and I couldn’t tell you how proud my parents are of him. Talk about the American Dream, no?
And then there’s me — here I am trying to pursue a creative career surrounding art, fashion, and the digital space. I work as a social media manager and I’ve started my own vintage clothing line, which is run primarily through Instagram. You guys, I literally get paid to post shit on Instagram.
Sometimes I'll question my choices, and wonder if I’m not taking the weight of my parents’ sacrifices seriously enough. But I also think, why does my success have to compare to those pursuing more traditional career paths than mine?
It’s 2017, and for a lack of better words, I’m gonna do the damn thang.
I’m currently living and studying in León, Spain. I’m interested in learning what subcultures millennials here, and in surrounding areas, have immersed themselves in. With the immediate access that we have to almost anything and everything imaginable, young people all over the world have been creating their own versions of success. Stick around as I meet with these millennials participating in various subcultures within the realms of art, fashion, the internet, and more. I hope you enjoy my series, Generation Millennial.
Hasta luego, baby.