Life in Your 20’s | Expectations vs. Reality

Hi, I'm Shaina

I’m a Life Coach, mindset expert and interior design enthusiast living in sunny Los Angeles. I help people feel better and create a lifestyle they’re proud of.

I remember being in high school, discussing the future with a classmate. I said something along the lines of, “I want to be married by 26, two kids by 28 and of course I’m going to be rich.

0 out of 3 ain’t bad, right?

So my life didn’t exactly work out according to my 17-year-old plan. But for starters, I’m not sure my clueless teenage self was in the headspace to map out my ten-year plan. Secondly, as nice as those expectations sounded in theory, it wasn’t the path I was meant to travel.

This realization and better yet, acceptance, didn’t always come easy. I’ve had to cure my “expectation hangover” over and over again…and continue to do so.

To detach from specific outcomes, and mind made deadlines, isn’t always easy. All we can do is do our best- to set clear intentions (not dependent on external events), to learn from our mistakes and to be open to the unexpected.

Our twenties can feel very, very (did I mention very) messy? Especially when we allow our unfulfilled expectations to drag us down.

Watch this week’s comedic video, “Life in Your 20’s | Expectations vs. Reality” for my quick tips on curing your expectation hangover! CLICK HERE.


My guilty pleasure is Bravo!
Real Housewives, Southern Charm, Vanderpump, Million Dollar Listing...I watch it all.
I'm a sucker for anything nostalgic.
I still watch reruns of Dawson's Creek on the regular
I know the lyrics to almost every 90's song.
Nathan says it's my hidden talent
My happy place?
Summer days. I love the beach, being tan, cookouts and country music!
Monica Gellar is my alter ego.
Cleaning and organizing are my therapy
I always have a candle burning at home.
I have a cabinet full of them.
My favorite movie?
Father of the Bride.
If I weren't a life coach...
I'd probably be an interior designer or do something in TV/ film production. Any chance I get to visit sets, I'm all over it!


Every Wednesday at 10am PT