And it got me thinking. I thought about the years I wished away as a teenager, dreaming of finally being an adult. As a college student, who couldn't wait to own a house with a two car garage and a backyard in the suburbs. One who thought commuting to a 9-5 professional job where I had to get up, get ready, and look not only presentable but professional sounded glamorous.
Sure, there are some great things about being an adult. No one tells me what time I have to be home by, and I can stay up as late as I want. If I want to eat chips and salsa for dinner, no one reprimands me. I like the size of my paycheck far more now then I did when I was in college, but, why is it that that money doesn't seem to go as far anymore? I think being an adult is just plain hard sometimes. Here are ten not so great things about being a grown up, according to Brittany:
1. Taxes are confusing and maddening
2. Working five days a week, 52 weeks a year. I definitely took my automatic spring, summer and winter breaks for granted. What I wouldn't give to have a week off every few months.
3. Spending your day off cleaning, grocery shopping and otherwise prepping for your work week.
4. Spending all your money at Lowes on supplies to take care of and manage your home and yard.
5. Not having the option to "skip class" when you were tired, grumpy, sick or even just needed a day off.
6. Going shopping usually doesn't mean a new dress and pair of heels for your night out with friends. It usually involves toilet paper, cleaning supplies and laundry soap.
7. Getting calls from the college you graduated from asking for "alumni donations".
8. Waking up every single day for work close to the time you went to bed in college
9. Getting paid and watching that money vanish that day by the time you pay your mortgage and utilities
10. Parties just aren't as fun as being at home eating chips in bed.
Tell me-whats your least favorite part of being an adult? If you are feeling particularly positive, tell me why you love being an adult. Ice cream for dinner?