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I won't lie, I've grown up privileged; from always getting the latest Apple product to only wearing Justice and/or Limited Too. Maybe I was a little spoiled, but this spoiled child has been thrown into college. After the big 2-0 birthday passed, my parents felt like it was an appropriate time to cut the chord, which means I would be desperately scrounging for my own meals and paying for basically everything without reimbursement.

I'm still learning how to adult properly. These are some of the struggles of growing up:

1. Paying your own utility bills. Well, I never did think that sweating in my house naked was a better option than cranking the AC until I started paying for my own bills.

2. Paying for your own parking tickets. How is Richmond even a livable area if there are 1,000 street laws that you have to avoid? Getting a ticket is inevitable, and this time, Momma isn't going to pay for my mistakes :(

3. Finally figuring out what a printer's ink cartridge looks like because you have to buy your own printer ink!!!

I know this is such a specific item, but printer's ink is hella expensive and I believe this should be Dad's responsibility until I turn 25.

4. Making your own doctor's appointments. This is by far the scariest thing I ever had to do. I even had to explain to the doctor what was wrong all by myself.

5. Paying to get your car fixed. Whether it be an oil change, flat tire,or a cracked windshield, it's never an easy task to repair your car parts. I love the new Lexus mom thanks for buying it for me when I was 16, but you didn't tell me that I'd be paying for its parts in the next four years!! It ain't easy being breezy.

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