Adulting – Is it even possible?

Adulting (verb), for those of you who would like a definition it is the act of being a real adult, paying all your own bills, living on your own and somewhat having a handle on your life.

Trying to figure out how to be an adult is one of the most difficult things I have ever done in my long (haha) 22 years of life.

I always heard a lot from my parents about how important college was in relation to the rest of my life but no one ever told me that college was the easy part of growing up.

It’s coming up on my one year anniversary of being a college graduate. You would think that would be exciting, but to me it’s like a ticking time bomb.

I never imagined that at 22 this is where I would be, in my parents’ house, working as a legal assistant at a law firm and no closer to moving out than I was 6 months ago.

When I was little I always imagined that by the time I graduated from college I would have an apartment, maybe be engaged, or at least have a boyfriend (LOL) and have my dream job.

Getting a handle on this “adulting” thing has been 5,000 times harder than I ever imagined.

I like to call myself a “fake adult” because I do pay my own bills and have a full time job but I still live in my parents house and I still cringe at the question “What do you want to do?”.

Obviously I have some sort of idea of what I would like to do career wise. After spending 3 1/2 years studying communications I would like to put that knowledge to use, but how?

I’m sure that’s the question almost all recent grads are asking themselves. How do I make something I studied in a classroom into a career?

I bet you thought I would have an answer. I don’t. But I invite you to follow along as I try to figure it out. We can learn how to adult together.