Expectation: My loving family will be so happy to finally have me home.
Reality: "We love having you here, just not all the time."
Expectation: Find a spectacular summer job because I'm educated.
Reality: Get beat out to all the cool short-term jobs by freaking High Schoolers.
Expectation: I'll have so much free time to workout and hit the gym.
Reality: I can't workout there, I'll see people I know.
Expectation: All my best friends from home will be back together again!
Reality: Everyone either has a real job, a temp job, a vacation, an internship, or basically isn't coming home ever again.
Expectation: I'll find so many cool entry-level jobs with my versatile major!
Reality: What other experiences could you possibly need from me?
Expectation: Home will be just like when I was growing up.
Reality: I feel like a stranger in my own home.
Expectation: My family will be really proud of my accomplishments so far.
Reality: I'm asked "Do you have a job yet?" or "What are you going to do next?" 40 thousand times a day
Expectation: "I'll get everything all figured out eventually."
Reality: "Is it getting hot in here? I can't breathe. I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY LIFE IS GOING."
Expectation: I'll get a tan, take some naps, catch up on Netflix, and do whatever I want for a few months before I land a real job.
Reality: I spend all day doing exactly this....while trying desperately to find a job and get out of my parent's house.
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