I don't know about y'all, but nine times out of ten, I feel like I'm just pretending to be an "adult." I feel like this is all an act and any minute I'm going to be back in my parents house and I'll be completely dependent on them. Sadly however, that is not going to happen. I will continue to be an adult for the rest of my life. And you know what'd I've decided? Adulting is hard! Like seriously, why kids are so eager to grow up is beyond me. So I've come up with 6 reasons why I think "Adulting" is hard.
[one] Insurance. Did y'all know that you have to resign up for insurance every calendar year? Yeah cuz I didn't. In fact I started 2016 completely insurance less and it was the most stressful week of my life, waiting to find out if I was going to be able to do late enrollment. Thankfully I was but lemme tell you that part of being an adult sucks. Oh and my mom picked out my health insurance plan. So theres that.
[two] Calling to make appointments. I don't know about y'all but my mom made all of my appointments, aka doctors, dentist, eye appointments. Why can't my mom still make those appointments for me. Because I always forget. Take today for example, I was supposed to call and make myself a dentist appointment and I didn't.
[three] Paying bills. I have to write down which bills are due on which days of the month in like 4 different places. In my planner, in my phone, in my school's email calendar, and I even set an alarm of the really important ones.
[four] Figuring out your retirement plans. The minute I started my "real" job (since apparently working for the Mouse doesn't count) I was told I needed to start a retirement account. So I met with my mom's financial guy, Frank, and after about an hour of him explaining the ins and outs, of which I STILL don't really understand much of, I had a 403B account. The nice part is I don't even realize I don't have the money because it's taken right out of my paycheck and put right into my account. Still though, retirement plans are hard and confusing.
[five] Staying up to date on the new domestically and internationally. I'm sorry but why would I want to watch the 5 or 6 o'clock news when I have re-runs of Friends to watch or last nights Downton Abbey to watch. Plus the news is always so depressing. I seriously do not see how my father comes home from work and watches news stations pretty much all afternoon. From CNN to Fox News to MSNBC if it's reporting what's going on in the world he watches it. And I know I should be too, especially with it being an election year and all....but Farrah from Teen Mom OG is being totally hateful to her mom right now and Ericka on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is stirring shit up with the ladies and I have to watch!
[six] Prioritizing your finances. You have to know exactly how much your bills are so that way you know how much you have to spend on food, household items and upkeep, and of course what we all want to spend our money on....the fun stuff. I have to constantly tell myself, "Kathleen, you can give yourself a pedicure you need to save money for new tires." or "Kathleen, you should be going to the library instead of spending money on books." or "Kathleen, you really don't need to eat Chick-Fil-A for dinner for the second time this week, you should eat the food you bought on Sunday." See priorities. They suck!
Don't get me wrong being an adult obviously has it's perks and I do enjoy those perks a great deal. But sometimes you just gotten vent about how much being an adult can really suck. And this is one of those times. Ps. I used a picture of me at Disney World because that is the one place that you can be as un-adult as you like and no one will judge you.
Have anymore reasons to add to my list?