As a kid, all you wanted was to be an adult. You just wanted to grow up and be your own independent person. It all sounded like fun and games, until you finally realized what came along with it. Take a look at this list and see if you were guilty of not knowing these situations would be involved in adult life.
Nobody Tells You What You Can’t Buy
There’s no parents there to make your decisions for you. If you want cake for dinner, you can have it! But you probably shouldn’t.
Your Eating Habits Catch Up To You
If you do get that cake for dinner, you better be prepared to suffer the consequences. Your metabolism isn’t what it used to be and that midsection will start to show for it.
You Have To Start Taking Care Of Your Body
All that unhealthy eating means one thing — you have to start working out. Jogging might seem like the worst thing on earth, and it never seems to pay off.
Eating Ramen Everyday Is No Longer Acceptable
Ramen was never really acceptable, but it was fine for being in college. Once you hit the real world, ramen is almost universally frowned upon for dinner parties.
Cooking Is Something That Takes Time To Master
If your idea of cooking is making ramen noodles again, you are in for a rude awakening. It takes time and patience to become a good cook. You aren’t going to become Emeril Lagasse overnight.
Otherwise, Your Fridge Will Be Empty Forever
If you don’t learn how to cook, you’ll be looking at an empty fridge for quite a while. Sure, you could just order out all the time, but where does all that money come from? Master some simple cooking skills and your fridge (and wallet) will thank you.
You Are Left With Taking Out The Garbage
After all that cooking you just did, you are now left with quite a bit of trash. Before you even noticed the trash at you parents house, it was already gone. You need to be just as good. Nobody wants to come to a house that smells like yesterday's lunch.
You Have To Convince An Employer To Hire You
Finding a job is a tough task. If you do have the right qualifications for a position, you still have to go through countless interviews. You are trying to sell your knowledge and skills to this employer, which isn’t always easy to do.
You Find Out How Much Of Your Money Goes To Taxes
Hooray! You finally landed that job. Now you have to get ready for that salary you negotiated to be dwindled down by about half. Don’t think you are getting paid what you agreed upon — Uncle Sam always wants some of that money, too.
Bills, Bills, And More Bills
Don’t even get us started on how many bills you have. Everything costs money and it’s usually a lot more than you think. Water, power, internet — the list goes on and on.
When You Finally Start To Get A Handle On Your Money
Once you start to finally get a grasp on how much money is coming in, you feel like you’ve made it. You know what you can afford and what you can’t. That is, until you realize you’ve been neglecting those massive student loans. You might have $5,000 saved up, but you are still $20,000 in debt.
Doing Dishes Is A Foreign Language…
If you are lucky enough to have a dishwasher, you are already ahead of the game. Still, it's not as easy as it looks.
…But You Have To Learn To Clean Them
Struggling through learning how to do the dishes may seem pointless, but you'll thank yourself later. No one wants to see a 20-something drinking out of the same cup all week — or worse.
Your Parents Aren’t Always There To Help You
You can still call your parents for the occasional small thing, but they won’t be there at the drop of a dime like before. It’s called tough love and you’ll be getting a lot of it.
You Have To Start Buying Real Furniture
You can’t live with futons forever — well, you could, but you won’t be having many visitors anytime soon. It may seem like a lot of money at the time, but getting a nice couch or chair will pay off in the end.
You Find Yourself Relating More To Squidward Than Spongebob
SpongeBob is so optimistic and carefree, just like how you used to be. The more you grow up, the more you find yourself being a cynic, like Squidward. If this doesn't drive the point home, we don't know what will.