10 Sad Truths About Adulthood No One Ever Told You

SPOILER ALERT: It’s not all sunshine and rainbows.

1. It’s hard to make friends after college.

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If you don’t like your co-workers and don’t have children in play groups, meeting new people can be tough. And until you hang out with your favorite coffee shop barista outside the coffee shop, they don’t count as a new friend.

2. You have to feed yourself.

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While this sounds awesome (cereal for dinner FTW!), most of the time it means one of two things:
• Spending ridiculous amounts of money on eating out
• Spending half of your Sunday, every Sunday, cooking meals for the week

3. Insurance is confusing.

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Deductibles? Copays? Dafuq?!

4. Every day you will debate when to eat lunch.

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“I’m hungry, I should eat now.” “The afternoon will be so long if I eat now. I should wait till 1.” “No, I should eat now, I’m so hungry.” “No I should wait.”

5. Odds are, you will not love your job.

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When your fourth grade teacher asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, you did not say, “Stuck in an office with an overly demanding boss doing menial work that is way below my intelligence level.” But, here you are.

6. Most of your decisions will be based on money.

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Do you want to go on that cruise? Attend that concert? Buy that fancy dress? No problem! Unless, you know, you want to pay rent, keep the electricity going, and eat this month.

7. You will spend more time at work than at home.

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Don’t do the math — just trust me on this one.

8. Hangovers last all day.

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One greasy brunch doesn’t cut it anymore. Just getting up to go to said brunch is too much work and your whole Sunday is spent on the couch chugging water and Advil, knowing your college self is disappointed in your adult self.

9. If you don’t fix it, no one else will

Whether it’s your internet connection, a drafty window, or a broken watch, if you don’t take care of it, it will stay broken. Taking care of it may mean calling a guy, which is totally fine, but that guy won’t get called if you don’t pick up the phone.

10. Going shopping has a whole new meaning.

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It used to mean browsing your favorite stores for fashionable new clothes each season. Now it means spending half your paycheck at Target on necessities like deodorant, toilet paper, and soap. Ew.

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