The “Why”

photo by Maddison Weber

I did not plan to be where I am now—unemployed for several months, single, moving, starting an MBA program… These things were not on my mind 1 or 5 or 15 years ago. Not in the least. But now that I’m here, I can see how everything led me here, and I’m so excited to be here. As I’ve talked to different people over the last few months about my path, I realize that a lot of people are in a similar situation—around 30 years old, and not where they expected to be. They’re making shifts and figuring things out. They’re taking leaps of faith. They’re doing the unexpected. I think we’re all less alone in this experience than we may feel sometimes.

The Looks Like Wandering Podcast is all about this journey. Every week, we’ll be talking to millennials (and surrounding generations) about their educational and career paths thus far. We’ll be diving into our guests’ careers, what worked for them and what didn’t, and their biggest takeaways. Each episode will be about 15-20 minutes long—just long enough to enjoy while you’re getting ready for the day, on your morning commute, during your lunch break, or any other time.

In just the first few episodes, we’ll hear from a part-time rock star, a pastry chef turned writer, a Hollywood script supervisor turned mom, and me:

A musician turned social worker turned HR manager turned MBA student—who also does woodworking and triathlons on the side, and still really loves a good indie rock song.

It may look like wandering, but it’s very intentional. Come enjoy the journey with us.

The Looks Like Wandering Podcast launches Wednesday, January 1. If you’re interested in sharing your story, email Allie at