Navigating the Struggle Bus AKA ‘Adulting’

Image acquired from via Elliot Chau Photography

There’s a lot of people that think that ‘adulting’ is easy – they’re called children, and they’re typically between the ages of 5 and 18. The rest of us that are over 18 years of age know the truth: not only is it difficult, it just plain sucks most of the time.

Think you may have contracted ‘adulting’? Here are some signs the disease has caught hold of you.

1.) Do you get excited to go to home improvement stores?

2.) Do you say things like ‘my back hurts’?

3.) Do you actually care about things like a ‘Roth IRA’ or ‘meal planning’?

4.) Are people telling you that you need to know something called a ‘credit score’?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you too may be suffering from ‘adulting’.

But in all seriousness…adulting is hard, and as a millennial I feel like I was ill-prepared. Parents who worked full time jobs and supported the ‘everyone gets a trophy’ morale systems now complain about a generation of people who were not prepared for what life actually is. Instead, we graduate college with thousands of dollars in debt and not a clue where to go in life or what to do.

The school system taught us advanced calculus instead of how to do our taxes, the rules of football instead of how to keep our bodies healthy, and flight simulation in Industrial Tech instead of how to put together a table shipped in from Amazon. All of the things we were being taught helped some students, but they didn’t help most.

The purpose of my blog is to help educate people on how to survive this world we’ve been thrust into, enjoy the ride, and to do so while simultaneously improving our lives. I want to live a champagne life on a beer budget, and if you’re reading this, I bet you do too! Let’s do it together.

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