What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

Jessica Levco

As a millennial, you’ll find that people are always giving you advice—whether you asked for it or not. I wrote down some of my favorite lines I’ve picked up Gen X, Baby Boomers, and the Greatest Generation.

What have you learned from your elders?

On careers: Find something you like doing. If you don’t, it’ll be hard to wake up in the morning.

On birthdays: After you turn 25, your brain cells start dying faster than they get created. Remember that.

On drinking: After three shots of tequila, stop. Just stop.

On cooking: You’re better than Ramen Noodles.

On children: Your body won’t always look this way. Just wait ‘til you start having kids.

On traveling: If you’re going from Chicago to San Fran on the Amtrak, you better get good and loaded before you go.

On money: Don’t blow all your money on bottled water.

On exercise: Run a marathon now. It’ll just hurt more later.

On relationships: There’s always another boy around the corner.

On aging: When you get to be 95, it’s either going to be the booze or Excedrin that kills you. Maybe both.

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Finding a millennial mentor—through blogging and tweeting

Recently, @RaganMafia asked our friends at #millennialmafia if they’d like to submit a guest blog post for us.

We heard back from Anna Holcombe, a Chicago blogger who is looking for a job in public relations and social media.

She wrote a post about how the Levi’s millennial-based ad campaign caught her eye. The campaign is driven by research that says millennial women prioritize their independence, instead of following the traditional routes of pursuing a career, marriage and/or motherhood.

Yet, at the same time, millennial women need mentors to help guide them through the choices they face.

When Anna finished her blog post about the campaign, she tweeted it to Gaby Dolceamore, the new blogger for the Levi’s campaign.

Guess what happened next?

Well, not only did Gaby share the post with her audience, but also introduced Anna to two millennial women mentors at Edelman in Chicago. 

How cool is that?

You can read Anna’s blog here.

PS: Would you like to blog for the Mafia? Let us know!