Diary of a 20 Somethin'

Diary of a 20 Somethin'

By Alexia James
Welcome to Diary of a 20 Somethin'!​ In this podcast, we take a deep dive into what it means to be a 20 something millennial trying to find a place in this ever-changing fast paced world. From the most thrilling wins to the most excruciating defeats, the uncontainable passion of falling in love, the sorrow and darkness of heartbreak - NOTHING is off limits!
Join me as we push through this journey together and figure out our 20 somethin' years.
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Episode 20 with Gabby Beckford (@PacksLight): Taking Risks, Solo Travelling & Breaking Into The Industry As a Young Travel Blogger

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S2 Episode 2: The Other Side W/ Netania Mundell
A lot of times there are things you want to to do but you are completely fearful of doing, and sharing this story was definitely one of them.  This episode was actually recorded since October 2019 but never released ...until now.  Why the delay? I have been terrified of sharing this story because it is really just an even more personal one for me ...what can be more personal than S1 Episode 1 episode?  Definitley this one. But it was time for this story to be shared and be out there into the world and I had an incredible guest who also joined me for this story!   Someone who would have been a guest in one of my first episodes - Netainia Mundell of @netschatpodcast. We dive into our own personal stories of dealing with losing parents to cancer, how we view cancer now and prevention is better than cure. What a way to say welcome back!  I really hope you enjoy this episode
23:57
April 15, 2020
Episode 21: Letting Go Of Betrayal & Moving Forward
Did someone say SEASON TWOO!  Its a whole new season of DOS and we are ready to shake things up. On Episode Alexia dives into one of  her biggest and most painful lessons of the year, losing some of the closets people to her and switching from a start to 9 - 5. This was one of the biggest pendullium switches of her year and caused her a great deal of anxiety and depression plus was a huge contirbuting factor  taking such a hiatus on the podcast.  Here's this super vunerable episode about her journey. Screen shot this episode and tag on your favorite social media platform for a shout out and chance to pick the next episode topic! -AJ
18:59
October 28, 2019
Episode 20 with Gabby Beckford (@PacksLight): Taking Risks, Solo Travelling & Breaking Into The Industry As a Young Travel Blogger
It has been a hot minute but we all have creative block sometimes.  However, I am happy to share EPISODE 20 featuring Gabby Beckford (@packslight) a 24-year-old Travel blogger who has made it her mission to help and educate people on how to travel more. Through sharing fully funded travel opportunities around the world for her community to apply to and access more ways to travel around the world. On this episode we jump into how she started her blog, what her first BIG travel trip entailed, breaking into the travel industry and working with brands as a young black blogger and so much more! I hope you enjoy this episode and the final episode of Diary of a 20 Somethin" Season 1 !
35:42
October 2, 2019
Episode 19 with Neisha Ramdass: Navigating Life After Graduation
Back Again! With another episode of Diary of a 20 Something where Neisha Ramdass joins me on the What's Next After Graduation dilemma.  Neisha is a total badass in the oil/energy sector and create of @EnergyTT , she carved out her own platform just through wanting to get her voice out there and never expecting much return. She dives into this story and her struggles after graduating university on this episode!
46:06
June 20, 2019
Episode 18 with Evelyn Woodsen: Being a Young Female CEO , Managing University and a Company and Balancing Life
Welcome back to another episode of Diary of a 20 Somethin'!  I know you have been wondering where new episodes are and they are cominggg --- with this brand new episode featuring Evelyn Woodsen the CEO and Founder of Affinity Magazine ! We deep dive into the challenges of being a CEO while still balance school life at university,  the walls she faces as a black female paving the way in an industry that usually says NO more than yes to the younger generation innovating and trying news things. PLUS SO MUCH MORE. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did! Welcome back to DOS
25:59
April 24, 2019
Episode 17 with RUSHCAM : The Tea on A Bag of Things
Welcome back to Diary of 20 Somethin'!  On this episode I welcome one of my favourite people on to the podcast - RUSHCAM where we dive into everything from working at a 9 - 5  , dealing with instability and Caribbean Twitter Drama.  His story has been i have literally been able to see unfold before my eyes and it is truly amazing to witness as he phrases it "The Power of Faith and Gratitude". Trust me when I say this is a Must Listen. 
22:20
February 20, 2019
Episode 16 Nikolai Solomon & Kye West: On What's The Truth Behind Being Event Curators
Welcome back to another episode!  On this episode I sit down with Nikolai "Boosta" Solomon and Kye West two of the 4 directors behind the Island Crashers Brand. An event that influences the mass movement of 4000+ millennials and Gen Z to another island just to party! We dive into the inception of the event, some of the HUGE challenges they have faced, what motivates them to keep going and even their own almost 'FYRE Festival' moment.  This one is a M U S T listen.
27:35
January 30, 2019
Episode 15 with Sharine Taylor: How to Break Barriers as a Female Writer and Starting a Publication
In this episode, I sit down with the incredible Sharine Taylor (@shharine) to discuss her strides as a female writer, the challenges she faces in a world that is dominated by exclusivity and how she's slowly trying to change the industry. Sharine's candour on this episode is really a testament of how we are all just "Trying to Eat".  Dive into this episode as we go all in on the disparities of the entertainment world and how it consistently overlooks the Caribbean.
30:58
January 11, 2019
Episode 14 with Darion Narine: The Story Behind the Viral Protests & Remaining True As A Leader
Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome to 2019 and welcome back to another episode of Diary of a 20 Somethin'. On this episode  Darrion Narine shares his story as the current Guild President of UWI STA and the student protest that were plastered all over social media.  He dives on what he felt in the moments leading up to protest , during and the progress they have made since it all happened.  His story speaks volumes to what millennials can do when they band together and stand for something. What will you be standing for in 2019?:
27:39
January 2, 2019
Episode 13: Standing in Your Truth, One Life Phobia and Finding the Good in Your 2018 Reflection
Today marks the 2-year anniversary of Mummy's Passing from Cancer. I wanted to do a special podcast episode to share how it feels two years later from dealing with this huge shift in my life. Sharing with you the intimate details of how exactly I feel to do and how it meshes with my reflection of 2018. Most of all how I am filled with gratitude for being alive and that we only have O N E life on this earth.
16:24
December 10, 2018
Episode 12 Overcoming Uncertainty , The 'What's Next After Graduation' Syndrome and Relentlessness
I AM BACK! Yes, I have been gone for a while I have been in a low place mentally which I share on this episode and how I overcame that mental space through Relentlessness. Also, we talk about the BIG cliffhanger - The 'What's Next After Graduation' Syndrome. AND embracing that thing we hate so much - u n c e r t a i n t y.
19:16
November 26, 2018
Episode 11 Dealing with Mental Illness , Breaking the Stigma and Embracing Love
Welcome back to Diary 20 Somethin! Its been a long pause since the last episode and its because I really wanted not get caught up in constantly putting out "new content" and diminishing the level of stories shared. On this episode, I share my story and my dad's story of dealing with a Mental Health Disorder and having to live with the stabbing ice cold views of those looking on from the outside. I hope this episode changes your perspective a bit on the Mental Health Community, their families and loved ones. Though #WorldMentalHealthDay was October 10th , we don't need to limit the conversation to any particular day, this is why I am happy to share this story with you today.
18:03
October 22, 2018
Episode 10 Kristofferson Nunes - Balancing Business, Life & Crushes
This episode is one of my favourites yet! Kristofferson Nunes (PurpleCowKris) as most know him by dives into the real challenges he faces every day of running a business, balancing life and trying to deal with romantic relationships. Kris tells a candid and raw story of how he sometimes struggles day to day with his own mental state and everyday tasks. And of course dishes a bit one his "Crush" saga.
17:49
September 19, 2018
Episode 9 Morning Wake Up Call: Taking Risks and New Countries
Welcome Back to Diary of a 20 Somethin'! My new journey and dealing with uncertainty , homesickness and missing your loved ones. It's really easy to forget your W H Y when you feel like you are drowning in a sea of loneliness. This is a reminder that no great victories come without risk and sacrifice. And this is mine!
05:04
September 17, 2018
Episode 8 The Power of Fake Empowerment with Netania Mundell
Welcome back to another episode of Diary of a 20 somethin'! With a special guest feature the one and only Netania Mundell (@lifeofnets) diving into the importance of having a personal brand, why empowerment should be free instead at a cost to select few and the NEW NORMAL of how social media can turn online connections into real life ones.
22:54
September 12, 2018
Episode 7 Carlyle Grant : How Entrepreneurship Changed His Life
On this Episode, we meet Carlyle Grant, a digital marketing consultant, innovator and entrepreneur on his way to being the next self-made business tycoon. He shares how breaking out of the conventional 9-5 cycle career day job allowed him to step beyond his personal fear of self-doubt, embrace risks and allowed him to stand boldly in his truth !
17:00
September 5, 2018
Episode 6 How Changing Your Mindset Can Change Your Life
Welcome Back to Diary of a 20 Somethin! This is your weekly Monday Wake UP Call where we dive into CHANGE YOUR MINDSET = CHANGE YOUR LIFE. We're stepping into September with flair and claiming abundance
05:35
September 3, 2018
Episode 5 with Azariel Pedro : How Pain Transformed Her Life
In this Episode, I had the pleasure of getting deep into the mind of Azariel Pedro (the Queen of Light as I and some of her followers may know her by)! Azariel uses this episode to dive into the formula of [ pain + reflection = progress], the real purpose of pain - To Teach, the hardest thing about pain and How pain is inevitably a part of life.
09:35
August 29, 2018
Episode 4 How to Stop Looking at Past Mistakes as Burdens
ITS YOUR MONDAY WAKE UP CALL! 💪🏽✨ It’s time to stop letting our past mistakes and experiences limit our present life. Today I share with you how I had to take care of my mom while she was ill and how it changed my outlook forever.
08:05
August 27, 2018
Episode 3 Monday Morning Wake UP Call !
Welcome Back to Diary of a 20 Somethin! This is your Monday Morning Wake Up Call 🙌🏽 Let’s change the perception of Mondays and dive into how the Universe is conspiring in your favour✨
06:02
August 20, 2018
Episode 2: Finding Your Purpose and Passion, Maintaining Your Sense of Self Worth and Unpaid Internships
On this episode, we talk about the struggle of finding your purpose and passion. Also how finding and maintaining your sense of self-worth while dealing with juggling personal and work relationships. AND the oh so touchy topic of U N P A I D Internships.
21:43
July 26, 2018
Episode 1: Dealing With Loss, Overcoming Adversity and Moving Forward
Welcome to Diary of 20 Somethin! On this episode, I talk about the big L - L O S S. Experiencing and dealing with a loss at this age and how it altered the course of my life.
15:06
July 8, 2018