Hello, and welcome to my world. I’m a recent college graduate, Dunkin Donuts addict, and aspiring trophy wife if we’re being completely honest here. I did the expected and got that ridiculously expensive piece of paper from a top-notch university, which now qualifies me to join the thousands of other 20-something-year-olds who are unemployed and living at home until life offers a new direction.
Now don’t get me wrong, this life isn’t half bad! Free rent. Food is always on the table at a reasonable hour (and isn’t coming out of a take-out box). And I never need quarters to wash my clothes. But it’s different. It’s a new world. We can pause here for a brief appreciation of the song “It’s a Whole New World” from the Disney movie Aladdin, FYI. It’s learning to “adult” for real this time. Not the fake adulting we did in college. That was simply a fun bubble that Mom and Dad let me live in, where the real world only semi existed. Where I was sorta on my own, but in reality I was far from it.
So welcome to my Post-Grad Diaries, where I’ll share with you my thoughts on learning to adult. I’ll let you know the inside scoop on just how exciting, terrifying, and overrated being a new adult truly is. Join me on a hilarious adventure of self-discovery, in which hopefully we can all laugh through the pain of accepting that I am in fact now required to join the real world.