So, I’m three years into college and I’m still tring to figure out how to be an adult. With every month that goes by, I’m definitely one step closer to being a proper functioning “adult,” but there are some stereotypically grown-up activities that I just haven’t nailed yet. Here are a few of them:
1. Waking up early
Whether it’s for track practive, classes, or to finish the homework I didn’t get to last night, waking up before 9AM is always a drag for me. I’m 100% confused about how I did this every day in high school.
I’m all about contributing to the greater good and government-run programs. But… I also like my money.
Networking for me usually sounds like, “Hello, please hire me. I’m kinda poor right now. Thanks.”
4. Making dinner
I miss the days when my mom would do it for me. *sigh*
5. Staying in on the weekends
Back when I was a freshman, I had no problem being social. But now, I often have to force myself to stay in a lot more. It’s a constant battle between what present, spontaneous me wants, and what future, responsible me knows is right. Also, I have major FOMO, so that doesn’t help.
How many times can I wear a pair of leggings before they’re considered too dirty? 2? 4? 7?
7. Managing money
I have a budget I stick to (or at least, I try to stick to it), but how can I just walk past Chipotle without going in and getting a burrito? I know I lose $7 every time, but who just walks past Chipotle?
8. Grocery shopping
How am I supposed to choose which type of bread to buy? Is there a difference between all the types of yogurt? Nobody taught me any of this???
9. Calling your parents to ask for help
“Hey mom, I know I said I’m an adult now and I don’t need your help, but listen…..I really need your help right now.”
10. Doing dishes
It just sucks, okay?