Why Little Miss Grownup?—An insider view into growing up, suddenly

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Why Little Miss Grownup?

 Funny story!! It started in my final year of college, as a young woman in my 20s, I realised how clueless I was of a slew of things regarding adulthood. Suddenly, it occurred to me that my friends, colleagues and associates must be plagued with the same dilemma. So, here’s an insider view of why ‘little miss grownup’.

Questions flurry through my mind from finance, health care, career, for instance. Soon, my debut in the work world was nearing. Damn! At first glance, I imagined adulting filled with laughter, fun, networking, and more.

However, adulthood was not what I thought. I was basically drowning. The need to get to learn more created a spark. This birthed the Little Miss Grownup (LMG) idea. Since I am in my 20s, I need to learn how to navigate the ups and downs awaiting me successfully.  Well, I’m still learning to paddle my way through the muck as there are some many info out there.

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I went on researching what young adults are currently struggling with, especially in COVID-19 era, where all hell broke loose and many of us have to pivot (Jamaican would say wheel and come again)and come with another game plan.

So the idea for LMG came. LMG is a community of women Most of us graduation this year, like me, are literally bordering on panic but not to worry, we got this!! It is in our DNA to adapt to our current environment and find solutions to our problems which will bring us favourable results if we are badass enough.

LMG’s Core Values

LMG is a community-driven blog for women (college and professionals) in their 20s learning, creating and helping each other grow responsibly as adults. We are committed to:

  • Authenticity
  • Creativity
  • Community
  • Learning
  • Collaboration

The Essentials of Successful adulting in your 20s

  1. Develop life skills — Girrrl, if any at all you wanna survive adulthood you better learn some things and fast, hacks from living frugally to developing better problem-solving skills on the job.
  2. Learn, learn, learn — Just because school’s (for some of us) out doesn’t mean learning has stopped.
  3. Build your tribe We CAN’T ever survive without friendship. Building your tribe with accountable, trustworthy women with diverse talent, makeup, who are driven as you, will create to a powerhouse.
  4. Network Yes, our tribes are great but we also need to expand our boundaries. Get to know people in other areas, who may become your go-to experts and vice versa, grasp opportunities to build, brand and market yourself. You may never know where an acquaintance my leads to in five years.
  5. Develop a mindset — It’s time to think long term. Although youthful exuberance is trending, you need to plan for your future intentionally. A good tool to use to overview the next couple of years with actionable goals and objective is through a 5-year plan.

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“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou

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