Hi! My name is Amy Lo, and I’m a 27-year-old from Los Angeles, California. I belong to a unique breed of humans called the millennials, and I’m guessing you might be one too. If you are, you’ve come to the right place!
Just Amyllennial is a blog that addresses many of the struggles faced by today’s young adults, especially by those in their twenties. I address these issues by sharing my own real experiences to reassure my fellow millennials that there is hope.
Not only is there hope, but there are many practical ways to make this adult life a whole lot more fulfilling and satisfying. 🙂
Now a little bit about me and where I’m coming from…
I started this blog in May 2017 during one of the most tumultuous years of my life. I was 26 years old, already more than halfway through my twenties, and although I was considered an adult, I still felt like I had no idea what I was doing. I don’t know how else to put it except that the struggle was SO real.
Even though I was a pretty happy kid and my adolescent years were more or less ordinary, my life made a drastic turn at the age of 23 (in 2014) when my once-whole family began to fall apart, leaving me traumatized and depressed. The depression was so severe that I had to seek out medical help and was prescribed antidepressants.
Then 2015 to 2016 was a time of being in denial about my depression, refusing to live with medication because of the stigma and because of spiritual beliefs. As a Christian who went to a Bible school, I believed that God could solve all my problems, and used that as an excuse to not take medication.
Eventually I realized that as a human being I still had to practically take care of my health, and should not be all spiritual about it. After falling into a deeply unhealthy psychological state, I could not help but acknowledge and accept my depression as a real (but treatable!) medical condition. In my depression journey I have learned so much about mental health, and I saw that it wasn’t that there was something wrong with me, but rather it was simply a chemical-hormonal imbalance.
Then there was 2017, the year of a roller-coaster relationship with someone who eventually proposed, but could not follow through with the marriage part, meaning the engagement completely fell through. That was heartbreak to the uttermost and resulted in my need for a higher dosage of medication.
And that’s when I decided to move back to Los Angeles (Dec 2017) to be with my family and to take some time to let myself heal. On New Year’s Day, 2018, I turned 27, realizing that at 27 I had to restart my whole life and was therefore “behind” in life.
I could go on and on about the many other details I left out, such as crazy housing and job situations. If you care to know more, you can probably dig up stuff from my archives. 😛
Since 2014, my life has not been the same, and I would say that these past few years have been the key formative years of my adulthood. Without these experiences I would not be where I am today and would have a harder time understanding some of the personal struggles of other millennials.
I sincerely hope that every blog post here will be of benefit to any and all millennials – whether lost, confused, depressed, anxious, in pain, or all of the above. You’re not alone, I promise.
Oh, and one more thing!
I would love to get to know you as well! Feel free to say hi and introduce yourself via any form of social media (I’m most reachable on Instagram), or if you want a guaranteed response from me you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you already know me personally aka in real life… hi again! You get the privilege of getting to know more about me. Yayyy.