I graduated a couple of months ago. I immediately began working full-time at my job (an English major with a full-time job in her field right out of college…suck it haters) and found myself settling into a routine that made me feel older and older.
Now, my roommate (who’s the same age as me) and I have come up with a list of things that make us feel older than our driver licenses tell us we are.
- I got a full-time desk job.
- I set up up a retirement plan (401K).
- I have to schedule my grocery trips days in advance because I’m too busy.
- I need to schedule repairs on my house and every time I do, I have to decide if it’s worth taking time off work or living with whatever’s broken.
- I see my best friend, who I live with, more during our lunch breaks than at home.
- When I spend time with friends, it often includes things like doing taxes together or having them help me set up a 401K.
- I get really interested in podcasts now.
- A trip to Lowe’s for a new light fixture is something I’ll be excited about for days.
- I use “I have to get up in the morning” as a real, bonafide reason not to do things during the week.
- I use my weekends to furiously clean, do laundry, grocery shop, and sleep.
- In a similar vein, I don’t like to drink on Saturday night because I have too many things to get done on Sunday morning to be hungover.
- When my roommate and I searched for a new place to live, a yard was the top priority.
- I drink my coffee black now because I don’t have the time, money, or metabolism to deal with adding sugar and milk.
Bonus: A couple things that still make me feel like a child:
- The thought of having children is completely terrifying.
- I don’t know how major house functions work. (Had to call my dad the other day to inquire about what a water shut off valve was and where I might find it. He nailed it.)