Fruit and vegetables expire faster when you’re the one paying for them.
Comparing yourself to your parents when they were your age and realizing they didn’t know what the hell they were doing either.
that I basically blink and ten years go by
i did NOT know how soul-crushing leaving your house to go to work would be.
my parents were always dressed when i came downstairs.
i didn’t know there were these long stretches of time where you lie in bed, staring at the ceiling, thinking of reasons to call in, wanting to die
1-2 weeks vacation out of 52 weeks a year.
That adults are still just kids with old bodies.
The difficulty of maintaining a friendship when you have vastly different incomes/lifestyles/schedules.
Getting stuck in a job field I don’t give a f*ck about
having friends once your friends start having kids when you don’t. Nobody has time.
earning a good-ish salary yet never having any money because bills
eating food for nutrients and not just taste. Adulthood has me eating leaves at lunch.
My metabolism. Thought this waist was gone be snatched off of donuts &soda forever. The deception.
No one ever tells you *just* how expensive furniture is. Any furniture.
Washing my curtains! I mean why did no one warn me that was a requirement?!
Loneliness. Even if you have great friends, you spend so much less time together as everyone gets older.
How conflicted you feel when you’re doing better than a lot of people, but you still feel like you’re struggling.
Love takes the backseat at a certain point of career chasing. It’s almost like you can’t have both at a particular time
Those “rainy days” I should save for are more frequent than I thought.
everything to do with health insurance
Misogyny in the workplace, and the logistical nightmare that is parenting and working FT.