All I can remember growing up was how much I couldn't wait to grow up. I would dress up in my mom's clothes, stumble around in her heels, pretend to be on business calls (I was a weird kid) and long for the day when I got to do it all on my own. Well, reality hit hard when I moved out on my own and had to start to buy my own stuff.
Ever since I began working at 16 I would buy all my "extra things." These things would be like makeup or clothes, new records or books I wanted, and in my case a whole lot of plants. But what it also taught me was that I was super lucky to have parents that wouldn't leave me out in the cold and would buy all the necessary things for me. That was until I got to college.
Sophomore year I moved out on my own and these last few months have been rough. I feel like I now know why adults are always stressed. Here are twelve things that living paycheck to paycheck has taught me so far in my measly 19 years.
I barely have enough money for toilet paper let alone a full three course meal.
Because who can honestly spend more than $20 on a shirt and feel okay about that?
You don't need everything, and you slowly stop wanting more and more.