A lot of you may not know that I have an older sister. Katy, my 25 year-old sister from the same mister is one of my closest friends and an inspiration. I knew when I took part in the self-made millennial campaign for Project NM, that I wanted her to be a part of it, too. Katy is the founder of a food blog, RandoMiami and has recently started up Foodie Tribe, which connects food bloggers nationwide with agencies and restaurants that may want to work with them! It’s a great idea. There are SO many ways to connect brands and publishers for fashion bloggers, but none for food bloggers. Katy saw that there was a hole and filled it with Foodie Tribe. Not to mention, if you follow her on Instagram, you might want to eat EVERYTHING she posts. There goes my diet…
Anyways… Project NM is launching this “Self-Made Millennial” tee soon and preorders are available on March 15th, which is just one week away. I absolutely love this tee and have been living in it ever since I got it two weeks ago. I love how soft it is but most importantly I love the message behind it. My sister and I grew up in a house where we had to work hard for whatever we wanted. My parents came from Cuba when they were young and worked extremely hard to get to where they are now. Nothing has ever been handed to us and I think that’s what has driven us to work so hard at no matter what we’re doing. Being a self-made millennial is something we’ve always believed in and have strived to be. So, not only is this tee ultra cozy, but it embodies who we are — self-made millennials. The tee will be launching HERE but you can also preorder on March 15 to make sure that you get your own!
To celebrate the launch of this amazing tee that my friend Nicole created (she’s the founder of Project NM!), I wanted to share with you what being a self-made millennial means to us.
What makes someone a self-made millennial?
Katy: To be a self-made millennial is someone who is constantly striving, determined and who will persevere against all odds. Someone who isn’t afraid to fail, and start from the beginning. And, most importantly, someone who is passionate about their cause – whether it’s striving to make the world a better place, or helping those who are living in it.
Lauren: Someone who is a self-made millennial is a person who works their butt off to achieve greatness. It’s someone who doesn’t take what’s handed to them because they know that the feeling of achieving it on their own will be so much more rewarding. Being a self-made millennial means you’re passionate, motivated and determined to get things done. Working those long hours is just fine because you know how much it will pay off in the future.
Why would you say you’re a self-made millennial?
Katy: I feel I’m a self-made millennial because I posses all of these traits. And even though sometimes it’s scary and overwhelming, as long as you surround yourself with positivity the only way is up.
Lauren: I feel I’m a self-made millennial because I never stop working. I always want more and everything that has been created on this blog is because I worked hard (while being a full-time student and working another job) to get TFD to where it is. It’s one thing to be a millennial, living in the digital age where all we do is look down at our phones and swipe on Bumble (I’m guilty for that one). But, it’s another thing to be self-made and to actually do something about your dreams and aspirations. I follow my dream every single day and work extremely hard to make it happen.