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The Millennial's Guide to Adulting

The moment has come…

You have been waiting for this time to arrive since you were 10 and asked your mama if she could stop at McDonald’s and she responded with “do you have some McDonald’s money?”  That was the day you said to yourself….”I can’t wait to become an adult…..and then I can get all the McDonald’s that I want to!”  

Swagg’d out in your cap and gown; your friends and family couldn’t be prouder.  With a degree in one hand and your membership card to become a full fledge ADULT in the other! No more papers…you are free… Life is going to be GREAT.  I mean you only fantasized of this day for centuries and you are TURNT that it is finally here.  

But….. (why is there always a but?) life makes a turn for the unexpected, and this ADULT thing is nothing like you thought it would be.

After submitting 8,592,058 resumes, you even call your own phone to ensure that it is still working.  All these applications and NO call backs; and can’t forget that every entry level job wants you to have 10 years of experience.  So you take ANY job….and when I mean ANY…I mean ANY; which is usually very random and barely paying you pennies.  

And as a result, you are BROKE! Living check to check, would be an upgrade at this point.  Bills continue to bully you month after month.  And we still can’t figure out what is wrong with Sallie Mae, she has lost her mind for even asking for that payment .

Yes, my friend you have caught a case of the “ADULTING.” All of your initial excitement of how life is supposed to be after graduation is hit with a two piece and finished off with an upper cut.  There is no way that we can run from it.  We can either take the beating or learn how to navigate with a different approach to ease into the transition of becoming an ADULT. 

The Light

So I know that this isn’t much coming from one of the most optimistic people that you will ever meet (yes, I look at the bright side of every situation).  But please let me know how complaining has helped the situation? (….don’t worry I’ll wait).  ADULTING can cause life to really suck at this point; but there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for.  

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