I’ve been “adulting” for a little over a year. Getting up bright and early, working at a desk all day, struggling to fit in a work out, paying bills — all that real life stuff. The adjustment went pretty smoothly, but I’ve learned a lot along the way. Here are a few quick takeaways:
- Carry floss in your purse.
- You will have to schedule appointments (for car servicing, doctor visits, etc.) during work. There are no convenient hours.
- Always have frozen waffles on hand, just in case.
- Do the dishes before you go to bed.
- Buy multiple umbrellas: one to keep at home, one to keep in the car, and one to keep at the office. Rain doesn’t care whether or not you’re prepared.
- Drink water all day, every day.
- Schedule your exercise.
- Find the cheapest gas station.
- Double (maybe even triple) check your bills, especially at the beginning. Incorrect charges are everywhere!
- Carry Advil/Tylenol/whatever with you always.
- Go to bed early.
- Keep pasta and pasta sauce in your pantry.
- Memorize your social security number.
- Buy toilet paper in bulk.
- A steamer is your best friend.