Reality Check

Growing up isn’t easy but at the end of the day we can’t stop or slow down life as much as we wish we could sometimes. One second we where all in middle school and our biggest worry was what shirt we wanted to buy from Abercrombie Kids or Sports Authority, now we are in this world full of payments and responsibilities. so here are the biggest reality checks you get when getting to adulthood

1:Everything and by that I mean Everything cost money

you will quickly learn more than 30% of your paycheck will go to groceries rent and any other necessities d9fe6417963a8d3bc0637415e227ea9e

2:Food will never taste as good as your moms dinners 

You think college food sucks try making your own dinner when all you are good at is making a pro bowl of cereal200_s.

3:You have to take care of yourself 

First year I was on my own I was sick maybe 90% of the year make sure you take multi vitamins your mom isn’t there to remind you understand-nothing-220x162

4:You can’t party like you used to 

You can’t binge drink Thursday night through Sunday night you also need to learn your limits it isn’t attractive being 25 vomiting and yelling at everyone every weekend ( once in a while if this is your way of drinking is perfectly fine haha) 8394df0d8adad452a762c7dc8164c9c5

5:You will fight with friends especially roommates 

You have come to the point in your life where you have figured your self out kind of and you have created and formed your own opinion on specific things this will lead to confrontation from several peers but because you are adults you will respect each other at the end of an argument.

6:You will get your heart broken

It is a step in life everyone goes through falling in love and falling out of love we all make it to the other side though don’t let it hold you down from life!!

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7:Life will keep moving even if you are not 

People in your life will keep moving life will keep going with or with out your motivation you need to learn to motivate yourself and do better everyday!!

8: You will grow up and change 

You will change for some this is the harshest reality check because many of us don’t want to grow up just yet but weather you like it or not this journey isn’t slowing down people friends and family will move on and you don’t want to be caught behind still acting like a college student when everyone is starting their internships, we all have our time though personally I have hit this stage of wanting to grow up and change by transferring to Boston hopefully I will be able to pursue the future I am looking forward to I also wish the same for all of my readers!! Even adults don’t have it all together so don’t worry!:)

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Making Our Way Out

As we go on this journey to adult hood some of the biggest things we have to adapt to are major life changing events yes I am discussing leaving your parents house into your own apartment.. the scary thought of not having homemade dinner and no bills or rent. You now are at the age of having a full time job and having the income of someone who can make it on their own but leaving the nest isn’t as easy as you think. This calls for finding a good apartment at a reasonable price and most likely roommates. On a personal note I am going through this process because I am transferring to Suffolk University in Boston Massachusetts to finish off my undergrad and go into Law School, but besides the point I need to find a roommate and an apartment and this process has been long, never ending, creepy, weird and funny at many points and still continues. So here are a few tips I am picking up on when looking for an apartment and roommates.

1: Roommate sites are basically dating sites

While I was filling information out for this roommate site I found myself feeling like I was signing up for Eharmony or singles in Boston. Bio ” I like to take long walks on the beach while binge watching Netflix and I’m looking for a place around 600 an month”6356144419793461261560618572_after-trying-online-dating-out-for-a-couple-of-months-this-is-my-reaction-to-anyone-who-messages-up-16999

2: A LOT of creepy people will try to add you to be a roommate

don’t put your number on your bio lesson learned! online-dating-gif

3: Pros

If you use the roommate site right and correctly it actually is very helpful in trying to network to find future roommates who may share the same major and interest that you share before even trying to contact them. did-we-just-become-best-friends

When looking for an apartment

1)Make sure it is in your price range!!

Don’t try to go outside your means yes that 1600$ per month place looks nice and maybe just maybe if you starved yourself for the entire month and worked overtime maybe you will make rent, but do not try this nvoqpta

2) Go and look at the place yourself

Don’t just agree to get a place because of the word of the landlord or your roommate look at the place make sure it fits all your personal needs. Because if you don’t you could end up living in a dump with rats as your new roommates.tumblr_inline_o3t1y93st31r2o780_500

3) Read the Lease

yes we have all come accustomed to the scroll down through everything and agreeing because we don’t actually have the time to read over a 100 pg iPhone agreement but with leases make sure you read over all the pages and fine print and if you have any concerns bring it up with the landlord.

4) Security

Living in a place that may seem safe you will always need the extra precautions, for example it is necessary for all apartments to have 2 fire escape routes, also to make sure all the doors come with locks and keys only you will have. And if the security is not up to code maybe the choice of having a dog, little cute dogs are always scary right??funniest-dog-gifs-puppy-fart