Welcome to Skooled
Nia Hamm | @niahammTV
Are you a young adult whose current circumstances are much different than the future you envisioned for yourself in the past? If so, than Schooled is the podcast for you. Do you feel as if the “blue-print” for the happy, successful life your parents modeled their lives after is in no way applicable to your life - in part - because the challenges you face are much different and specific to your generation? If so, you’re not alone. If you feel like you’ve done everything you were supposed to do and you’re still not where you want to be - or perhaps you are where you’re told you should be but you still feel a void in your life, we get it. These overwhelming concerns are endemic among today’s young adults and leave many wondering what to do about them. We don’t have all the answers, but we know some pretty awesome people who do and (as we used to say in the 90’s) can ‘school’ us on them.
This doesn’t mean young adults don’t bare any responsibility for their own life choices and the subsequent outcomes of those choices. We all know many-a-folk who have more than a few regrets in life. However, many of us find ourselves in situations that have been overwhelmingly influenced by factors outside of our control, such as the above-mentioned issues, some of which are so recent that the totality of the ramifications they produce have yet to be fully realized. This makes it incredibly difficult to map out a tenable course of action for many people impacted by them. Without the necessary tools to do so (whether these tools come from family, education, or good old luck) we often find ourselves feeling unfulfilled, unhappy or dissatisfied in any number of areas in our lives. All of it is enough to keep your cortisol levels on 10 24/7. It’s no wonder anxiety, depression and similar mental health challenges (we’ll address those as well) seem so prevalent among young people. We’re all stressed out!
Episodes on Schooled tackle these concerns experienced by young adult Americans by amplifying the voices of experts from various fields who have unique perspectives on these issues as they relate to relationships (both romantic and otherwise), finances, health (including mental health), careers, happiness, well-being, etc. These are all parts of the whole that is your life. A synergy and balance between these parts is necessary to achieve your ideal life and ultimately the happiness so many of us desire. And if happiness isn't the goal, than what's the point?