21 Previews Of Adulting You Get In College, And You Better Be Taking Notes

21 Previews Of Adulting You Get In College, And You Better Be Taking Notes

Once you start adulting, you can never stop.

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College is a crazy time in one's life. And the fact that we all start experiencing the highs and lows of entering adulthood doesn't make it any less crazier. As we start learning the lessons of how to “successfully" adult, we're forced to come to terms with the new reality we're facing.

Here are 21 realities of adulting in college:

1. Bills, bills, and more bills 

Once you start having them they never stop and it seems every time you’ve paid one off you have another to pay right after.

2. Once you start adulting, you can never stop

It’s just one large, vicious, endless cycle of responsibilities. It’s like you got on a roller coaster but the attendant never lets you off and you’re just stuck with all the ups and downs and turns.

3. Life and death become a lot more real

As a kid, the meaning of life of death never really clicks as it does when you're an adult. Then you start realizing all there is to life and how much one has to lose.

4. Just because you have a 12-page page paper to write doesn’t mean work will understand

Getting the education I’m paying thousands for or not going homeless is an endless debate with no real appealing answer.

5. Every decision you make you can really tell the effect it has

In your youth you never really noticed the impact each decision you make has on your life or even someone else’s.

6. You never know if you’re making the right life choices

Am I pursuing the right degree? Should I move here? Am I attending the right school? Should I accept this job?

The questions keep on coming and you make decisions. But sometimes you wonder if you’ve been making all the right ones.

7. It’s really, really hard sometimes 

There’s no way to truly prepare for what adulting entails.

8. The saying, “you only regret the chances that you didn’t take” is 100% true

If I were to think of things I regret, it’s all chances I was too scared to take. My New Years resolution this year is to stop letting my fears control my every life.

9. It’s easy to forget about yourself and your own needs, but it’s important we never do

With all that’s going on sometimes you forget about your own needs.

10. Pets are a lifesaver of epic preportions

My two cats create my comfort zone, my safety zone, and are my stress relievers.

11. It’s OK to change your mind

It’s your life. Do what’s best for you. And if a choice you made previously isntnwhat you want anymore then change it.

12. Entertainment is in many ways just as important as eating

You need entertainment to get through the trials of adulting.

13. Finding a balance to life isn’t always possible and that reality isn’t easy to come to terms with

I’m not sure if I’ll ever come to terms to not being able to create my perfectly balanced life where all my needs are being met.

14. It’s okay to make mistakes

Mistakes are natural and normal. Don’t beat yourself up over them.

15. It’s never too late to take a chance

Don’t let time passed prevent you from living the life you want to live.

16. Sometimes being the better person sucks

I totally get why someone people give up on it. It’s not always the easiest route to take. It’s always easier and makes me happier looking back then it is in the moment.

17. You don’t feel like you should be an adult yet, but here you are

Me? An adult? Oh man, this can’t end well.

18. You learn to cherish every moment as if it’s your last

Life and death become a lot more real and with that a greater understanding of what could be lost.

19. Our fears become more noticeably impactful on our lives

We don't take chances because we're so scared of something. As we get older we really start noticing the impact those fears have on our day to day lives.

20. After having to budget you learn you really spend way too much on food

But will that impact how much food you buy? That is to be seen.

21. Tax season is either the best or worst time of the year

You’re either in for a nice sum of extra cash or having to fork over any savings you’ve managed to put together.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Here's What Happens When All Of Your Friends Have Babies

All of my friends back home are married with children. No, really, they are.

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Over the past few months, three of my friends have shared their pregnancy news with me, and I couldn't be more thrilled. Baby news always stirs up a range of emotions for me. I'm excited and crying happy tears (no joke, I started to cry when my best friend told me and showed me her ultrasound).

Being "Auntie Meg" brings me such great joy. You see, I absolutely adore children, especially my friend's kiddos. They can easily brighten up my day with their giggles, love you, and their goodbye kisses & waves. I absolutely love getting to be "Auntie Meg"; it could potentially be my favorite role to fill.

I don't think I've ever loved human beings more than I love these babies. These are kiddos I would do almost anything for; they truly have my whole heart and I couldn't be more thankful for each and every one of them. I've loved getting to watch my friends grow into incredible parents.

I love getting to be one of the biggest cheerleaders for my friends and their kids. Listen, I can't wait for the day when they are older and are asking to come over more and spend time doing fun things with auntie Meg. I can't wait to watch them grow and I can't wait to be able to come alongside them and be a shoulder to cry on and one of the loudest voices cheering them on (Next to mom and dad, of course).

While there is just so much good about your friends growing up and having children of their own, if you are not careful, it can also fuel a person's self-doubt.

It can bring up questions like, "am I good enough?", "what is wrong with me?", "why am I not where they are at?" I would be lying if I said that I have never thought or felt these things, but here's the thing: you are good enough, there is absolutely nothing wrong with you, and their path is not your path; you will get there when you get there.

Those things are so important to remember in times when you begin to doubt yourself or your worth.

Believe me, you are good enough, there is nothing wrong with you, and that is not the path you need to be on at the moment. This is a great time for you to focus on you and the things you want out of life. What are your goals? What is on your bucket list? Just because you don't have the things your friends have, doesn't make your life any less fulfilled than theirs is. Your life is just as wonderful and fulfilling as theirs is, just in different ways.

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