On August 12, 10 girls came over to my apartment. I had never met any of them, and I had the idea to host this dinner after I read ex-EIC of Seventeen, Ann Shoket’s, book called The Big Life. Her book was all about following your dreams, balancing your side hustle and more. I had all of the girls fill out a questionnaire before the event, which is what helped me choose the girls I wanted to come. I would’ve had all of them come, but I don’t have enough room in my apartment for 20 girls! Some of the questions revolved around their biggest dreams, and what made them want to come and share their story with other girls they had never met.
I couldn’t have chosen better chicks- I have never felt so incredibly inspired and blessed to have the opportunity to talk to such motivated and passionate women. We talked about everything from relationships, to balancing a side hustle & a full-time job, and what we hate about social media. I was impressed with how much the girls knew about themselves and their dreams, because most of the time, people don’t know what they want to do until they are much older.
Target supplied all of the notebooks, wrapping and my outfit, and I put some Secret Deodorant, Kusmi Tea, Wetherspoon honey, and a few more goodies in. GrubHub let us order a bunch of pizza and salad, which I was very impressed to see all of the girls eating and truly enjoying.
At the end of the day, you can always make your side hustle your full-time gig. If you believe in yourself enough, and the people surrounding you believe in you, you’ve pretty much got what it takes. The next step? Figuring out your biggest dream, of course.