We wonder not only what we’re supposed to do with out lives, but why we choose to do what we do with our lives.
Some of us, well most of us, think it’s destiny that we end up where we are.
Others think they’re supposed to follow their parents footsteps and do what they did, and some of us just straight up don’t know what we’re supposed to do.
Luckily for us, the majority of the ones who are reading this now, the ones who moved to Holly-weird from wherever they were before, at least have an idea of what they want to do with their lives because otherwise why would we move to the hardest, most expensive city in America to survive?
We all came to LA to do something with our lives, to become a well-known name and to make other people proud.
What do we do, exactly, for work? Well, that’s a great question.
It’s definitely not working to be a “Mrs.” like some other women I know.
We all have a slash in our title. We can’t imagine just being one thing, doing one thing, having a legacy of one thing in our life. We’re what I like to call the “slash generation.”
We are artists overall and our resumes list everything from bartender to model, writer, actor (yes, I was in the audience once for a TV show and they told me I could technically put that on my resume).
We’ve worked in production, we drink so much wine we consider ourselves sommeliers, and we frequent the latest posh bars and clubs so often that we could technically sell celebrity maps and be tour guides. We have so many good looking friends we swear it’s our calling to be managers…. Yet, what are we really doing with our lives in LA?
We’re figuring it out. And, that’s okay.
For the majority of us there will come a time when something will click. When we don’t want to be a slash. When we want to have a specific title and are ready for the next thing life has to offer like a 9-5 job, marriage and a family. The majority of us realize that.
But, most of us will continue to be a slash., because it’s in our DNA. And I for one will continue to be an Agent/Writer/Artist/Motivational Speaker until I’m ready to move past it. Or, maybe I’ll never grow out of my slash title… and that’s okay too.
Editor’s note: “Multi-hyphenate” and “mulitpotentialite” are both great terms for the “slash generation”. Here is a fantastic Ted Talk all about “multipotentialites”: (click below)