Hoped you'd have: a cozy, light-filled home. pinterest.com To share with someone you love! Or at least with a couple of your friends who aren't like OCD-clean but do their own dishes and always have half a bottle of bourbon on hand. Or alone. Actually have: an overpriced hovel. worstroom.com Complete with an illegal space heater and three to six roommates whose sex noises you've learned to identify. Or: cheezburger.com I mean the cat looks rad. Hoped you'd have: a signature hairstyle. keikolynn.com Actually have: an uncontrollable mess. thats-normal.com SOCK BUNS ARE A MYTH AND NOBODY CAN ACHIEVE THEM. Hoped you'd have: a neatly organized closet full of tasteful yet stylish clothes. elliehickey.com Actually have: a broken Ikea dresser. Flickr: 30842792@N05 Crammed with bras you're too scared to wash, tops you wore in college that are too see-through to wear to work (and also you don't want your bare skin touching the subway seats anyway), T-shirts with permanently yellow underarms. Hoped you'd have: a furry friend to care for. nextdaypets.com Actually have: a dead cactus. weddingrepublic.com RIP. Hoped you'd have: an inspiring workspace in which to complete all of your world-changing projects. quakerrose.com Actually have: a makeshift cubicle. wired.com Bonus points if you're actually being paid to do your job. Hoped you'd have: health insurance. Shutterstock Actually have: duct tape and a prayer. Flickr: terriem Hoped you'd have: a kitchen stocked with everything you need to throw all those dinner parties. redbookmag.com Actually have: a gross frying pan to heat up three-day-old leftovers. imgur.com Hoped you'd have: matching bra-and-underwear sets/boxer briefs that don't make you look like you're in middle school. pinterest.com Actually have: holey, saggy things you buy in packs of five. live-evil.com Hoped you'd have: nearby outdoor space in which to frolic. Flickr: robertotostes Actually have: scaffolding as far as the eye can see. nyc.com At least you don't feel it when it rains. That much. Hoped you'd have: a place to work out. shutterstock Plus, like, the motivation and time and energy, but details. Actually have: thestir.cafemom.com Who says grown-ups can't have snacktime? COMMUNISTS, THAT'S WHO. Hoped you'd have: a shelf full of books to unwind with in your spare time. pinterest.com Given to you by thoughtful, cosmopolitan friends and lovers. Actually have: a stack of magazines from three months ago. guardian.co.uk You tell yourself you'll recycle them but somehow you always end up dumping them in the trash. Hoped you'd have: productive hobbies. pinterest.com Actually have: unproductive habits. thelmagazine.com Bottoms up, team.