Today is an exciting day with the launch of an unprecedented campaign, “Bridging the Gap” where 100 Millennial and 100 Midlife Influencers are coming together to blur the boundaries as we believe we are stronger together.
We are putting an end to the labels and divisions that no longer serve us as age is simply a number, while it’s your attitude and way of looking at life that truly matters.
We are women supporting women, along with a few brave men joining in the celebration. We are coming together to send a powerful message that we choose to be seen for who we are rather than be defined by our ages. We believe in a world without separation. We believe that we are far stronger together.
Please join us in this revolutionary campaign as it’s the hearts and souls of the women that truly matter in the end. You can read the other ladies blog posts on Bridging The Gap 2017 Campaign.
The purpose of this campaign is for a Millennial and a Midlifer to join forces and share their experiences of connecting with each other.
My Millennial is my daughter Cree-Taylor Mason who can be found on her own blog A Touch of Cree. She inspires me so much with the insights she shares in conversations about her generation.
What I have know about Millennials
Whilst there are obvious things like the way how Millennials are so fond of technology, they also have strong morals and feminist values that are as important for young women today, as they were for Midlifers when we were young women growing up.
Millennials enjoy communicating with their friends using social media apps. It is what they know as they have grown up with technology and it is a way of life for them. Pressing a button on a mobile phone, speaking into it and connecting with another human being is now a way of life for everyone.
Women of my age could not understand social media a few years ago. However, we are catching up with the Millennial generation as everything is so driven towards living life with technology as an every day tool. We use technology to do just about everything these days from communicating with our loved ones, shopping online, organising our lives with app which reminds us to do things at certain times of the day as reminders – which is super useful for me as a Midlifer 🙂
Midlife women are embracing technology, starting businesses, being visible online sharing their lives and interests on social media and really having fun with it.
I guess I am quite fortunate to have a savvy Millennial living in my house. I love technology and so does Cree. I am happy to be a self-confessed tech geek. I love having conversations with Cree about the latest lifestyle and digital trends.
This week I launched my YouTube channel – let me tell you the struggle was real!! It wasn’t long before Cree took control of the laptop and got to work on my channel and coaching me through the process as a seasoned YouTuber herself. I am so grateful for her help to get me set up, which took her just a couple of hours, whereas it would of taken me days! If you are interested, you can watch my first YouTube intro video now!
Taking selfies is an art form, which I am slowly getting the hang of after many, many, hours of aching arms, stiff fingers and many blurred images with half heads. I still wonder how do Millennials do it so naturally? I am convinced their generation were born with perfect length arms for taking selfies. I always seem to struggle with getting the distance and angle right. Anyway, it feels so good to be the student for a change – it keeps my brain cells active!!
What I know and love about my Millennial Cree-Taylor Mason
Cree is an amazing individual, she is passionate, considerate and deeply spiritual. This comes from a place of really knowing herself, her desires and her dreams. She has always been strong willed and determined to do things her own way.
Cree is so in tune with the connection to her mind, body and spirit and is always checking in with how she feels in any given situation. I don’t remember having that much clarity and confidence when I was her age. Right now in my Midlife years I feel the most connected to my desires and sense of self, more than I have ever felt in my life.
It is true that Millennials seem to be constantly attached to their mobile phones, they see it as a useful tool to communicate with their people. However, Cree also knows when enough is enough and allows herself down time from social media when the need arises and has proudly managed to do many weekly detoxes, much to the surprise of her friends, who have to pick up the phone and have a conversation instead of the instant push button responses they have all become accustomed to.
Social media is becoming important to Midlifers too, as we have the same desires to connect with people online that share the same interests as us. We are creating blogs and communities to connect with like-minded people that share our passions, desires and interests. This is where we form online bonds that turn into offline friendships. I have met so many wonderful people online that have become some of my closest friends after meeting them in-person.
Cree is the life and soul of the party, and is always organising events and holidays with her friends. She values special “girl time” like going out for breakfast, coffee or clubbing, which seems to be the thing to do as a young woman. I am also the same party person for my friends. I love organising social events to bring people together to celebrate something or just to have a good time.
Cree has made it clear that she will not settle for anything less than she deserves. I love that she has this confidence in herself, and knows that she can be do or have anything she wants. She has a life plan, sprinkled with flexibility, generous helpings of fun and masses of adventure – I think that is a good way to be in life, for an budding young actress 🙂 She is keen to create a lifestyle that nurtures her soul, aids her wellbeing and supports her acting career which is her ultimate dream.
So after all of my observations about my daughter Cree, my Millennial partner in the Fierce 50 Campaign, it has made me realise that despite the years between us, we are actually quite alike.
I would love to hear if you have a Millennial or Midlifer in your life that you are proud of, and why you think your connection with them is so special.
I hope you enjoyed reading the post, we are part of the movement of “bridging the gap” between our generations and having fun in the process.