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What It Feels Like To Grow Up As Told By 'The Office'

No one prepared me for this.

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Ah, college. An amazing place filled with freedom, energy and youth. Do you want to know what college also is? Stress. Walk on to any college campus, ask any student and I'll guarantee you that they'll say they're stressed for one reason or another. This year one of those stresses began looming over my head: the stress of growing up. All of the sudden, it seems everyone became adults and is expected to know exactly how to survive in the "real world." I didn't exactly get that memo, so here are a few relatable moments to describe this dreadful feeling.

When you realize adulthood is getting closer each day and there's no way of avoiding it.

You try to make a presentable resume and have to make up skills you know you don't have.

Everyone else starts getting interviews and you're just sitting here like...

The main reason you aren't applying to all of these internships is because you don't want to write a cover letter.

Multiple anxiety attacks/mental breakdowns ensue.

Dropping out of college suddenly becomes an idea you think about a lot.

All of the sudden, deadlines are in two days and you still have nothing done.

You try to avoid reality some more and decide to go out instead of getting your life together.

Miraculously, you get a few interviews.

Then, you ruin your shot in the interview by blanking and saying whatever comes to your mind.

Planning a future full of questionable life decisions becomes your third favorite hobby.

You start to remember a time when summer meant freedom and relaxation...

...then you're brought back to reality.

Everyone starts comparing how much they're going to make at their job, and you realize all of the ones you applied to aren't paid.

You start to cling on to the hope that people will understand how amazing you are and offer you help/a job/anything useful.

Then you finally realize you still have time to figure out the rest of your life, so you go out and enjoy it since you're only 20 years old.

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