"Having to not only make important decisions by myself (I expected that much) but also having to do so in a timely fashion uninhibited by indecision"
"Deciding what’s for dinner EVERY NIGHT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!"
"The death of the elder family and your rising name on that list. I was just ruminating earlier today with my station. It feels like I was 20 just yesterday, but then suddenly I have an adult daughter, I’ve buried grandparents and a parent, and now more voices turn to me than I can turn to myself."
"Vegetables die too soon in the fridge"
"The combo between lack of income and plenty of debt."
"A lack of community. Growing up you have your elementry school. Each day you see your friends and participate in activities together. Sometimes they move away and sometimes you do, but it largely stays the same through high school and middle school. Flash forward to adulthood and you’re just alone. You want to make friends IRL, but have no idea how to go about doing it without seeming creepy, desperate, or god knows what."
"All the laundry. Good grief does it pile up."
"The random expenses that spring up just when you’re finally getting money put away. Your savings account finally looking decent? Congratulations! Your car just died and you need a new one. Also, your bathroom has a mold issue that will cost thousands to fix. Bye bye savings."
"Careers. As a kid you hear ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ and it’s always ‘nurse, doctor, fireman, game designer’ etc. Which is all so simple. But then when you do start training/ working in that career and you realise you don’t like it.. it just feels like such a terrifying thing to now have to think of a new career identity. I’m pretty sure most of us spend a lot of time working through this ‘cr#p, my career isn’t viable, what do I do?’ and come to the conclusion that yeah, it actually does make you more sane working in a shop or whatever, then going home at night having paid the bills and not stressing. It’s the realization that really takes time"
"When to call a repairman and when you can amateurly fix it yourself."
"The realization that $1000 is not a lot of money to have, but it is a lot of money to owe someone."
"The endless cleaning. I had chores when I was a kid, but I had zero clue how much actual work went into keeping house. I cleaned my house this morning and by midweek it’ll be a warzone of pet hair, crumbs, and dust. I dont even have kids wtf it’s like the underpants gnomes show up when I’m asleep and [email protected]#k my house up"
"How much time you spend just doing stuff.
“Oh need to replace my tire and that’s over by the store, so while I replace the tire I can do some errands and I’ll save time and be home in no time” three hours later “Okay just one more errand before I head home”"
"People still being bullies WAY past high school"
"You can go days on end without having to speak to a single person, at first it’s a dream come true, after about 2 months you start talking to your toaster to pad the silence while waiting for your toast."
"That all those big things you thought you’d have time to do when you’re older… often become physically impossible to do when you’re older even if you have the time."
Ain't that the truth brother. I tried banging twins into submission during a three way the other day and........woke up and realized I was an old man with bad knees. Yet I had lots of cocaine and money. So....not all bad.