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Dear Diary: Confessions of a Millenial

Hey bb’s,

20180204_155752.jpghave run into a problem recently and I feel it needs to be addressed.

I was talking to my mom on the phone today, and she said it was fine that I quit doing something that I was pursuing. But here’s the thing: Why did I need HER permission to do something?

First of all, I am a 27 year old woman. Why do I need to ask permission to do something in life? I feel as though we need to hear  voices of others before we proceed in life. (This is not everyone, but I have noticed it in life). Why do I need permission to take a self care day? To not go to something I was invited to? My friend pointed out that it has to being good, being a woman, and to not trust yourself.

This is stunting us from becoming adults here! Especially as an individual with a disability, I need to be an adult so I can advocate for myself. My parents aren’t going to be around for me forever, and my partner can’t be there for me at every beck and call.

If we constantly ask for permission for something that we need to do, there is going to be an entire generation of people running around needing permission to make the next move in their lives.  I am not saying every person in the Millennial generation is like this, but I feel that it is prevalent!  When I was a teen, and still sometimes today, I will sit down with myself and give myself pep talks. When I was 17, I sat myself down in my room and said”okay, go away for university. All of your friends are leaving. It is better to have left then be left”. What happened to me giving MYSELF permission?!

I am going to work on it…if it’s an issue for you too, work on it with me too.

Peace.

Love,

Sita & Jojo

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100 Days of Gratitude-Day 5!!

Hey friends! I am feeling good today, as I have accomplished the work that I set out to do! As my mom would post *arm pump*!

sita-sahasrabudhe-headshotI have been thinking about Tedx a lot today, and I am really thankful that I was able to do a TedxTalk this year. If you haven’t seen it yet- check it out here! Being part of TedxStanleyPark was a real game changer. I went into it wanting to talk about people with Epilepsy and Disabilities, but some of my fellow speakers really changed my game with regards to what I am doing with my life. I would have never imagined this, but now I am working hard to become (or am I already one??) a solopreneur. (Which is like an entrepreneur, except it’s just one person.) This person (Hey Isabelle, you rock!) saw something in me and gave me an awesome butt kick in the right direction. When she saw that I was falling out of her community, and even stopped communicating with her, she told me that she thought I hid behind my Epilepsy. I was SO upset, but hey it’s because the truth hurts. It was like a hand pulling me out of the quicksand and saying “Hey! I believe in you! Now YOU have to believe in you, too!”

That aside, the actual experience of Tedx was amazing. I actually had a platform to talk about chronic illness, and besides graduating it was probably one of the best days I’ve had thus fat. So yeah, I am so grateful for being able to speak at Tedx, the people that I met, and how much of a game changer it was!

Lots of love,
Sita and JoJo xoxo