Adulthood is nothing like I imagine. The number of unexpected bills I receive a month is annoying. Let’s not talking about the endless exhaustion I feel from working 40 hours a week and then turning around and working about 15-20 hours at my side hustle. Don’t even get me started on the stress I feel about my student loans.
While the freedom to come and go is nice. The struggles of adulthood are real.
Struggles of Adulting
You learn quickly in adulthood that being good with money is more than just paying your bills on time. Depending on when and how often you get paid, it’s making sure you budget your money wisely enough to have gas and groceries for the month.
It means saying no to the “Let’s do Brunch” on more occasions then you would like. It also means not dipping into that emergency/savings fund to purchase those concert tickets, in my case hair products.
In adulthood, there is also no avoiding responsibility you have to creditors. If you borrow money you will pay it back. Unless you do not mind it going to collections and screwing up your credit.
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Listen, no amount of schooling can get you ready for working 40 hours a week. The whole waking up at 7:00 to be to work by 8:00 takes some serious getting use too.
MEETING NEW PEOPLE
Maybe this is not a struggle for some. But for those who moved to new towns and new states meeting people can be a huge struggle.
We as human need social interactions and when your stuck in a new place and do not know anyone, it’s up to you to go out of your way to meet new people.
BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF
As an adult, you quickly learn that no one is responsible for you but you! Cooking, cleaning, setting up appointments all fall on you.
While I can do a few things in the kitchen, I absolutely hate cooking for myself, especially all the time. Once or twice a week, I’m good. But seven days out of the week is exhausting. I would much rather have someone else do it for me.
STILL CAN’T AFFORD VACATIONS
I imagined myself taking a ton of vacations as an adult. I wanted to travel out of the country at least 3 times a year and visit at least 5 different states. Unfortunately, you actually have to be able to afford vacations. Then you actually have to have enough vacation time saved up at your job.