Thursday, May 15, 2014

What I learned after a year of working in the Real World

So on Tuesday it was my one year work anniversary with my current job. I know I always say where does the time go, but really?  it blows my mind. Wanna know more about my job, read Here.  Over the years people have always told me enjoy being young and carefree as much as you can, once you're done with college, the real world will not cut you any slack. I never thought too much about it because let's face it, I was too busy figuring out my weekly schedule of napping by the pool and what to wear for Thirsty Thursday down at Georgia Southern.

Well it's been over a year since I've been out of college and a full year of working a grown up job and here are some things I've learned along the way:

1. No matter how tired you are, you cannot call in sick the next day just because you went out the night before, or in my case read a really good book way past your bedtime. 

2. Taxes? Yeah, those things exist, and once they figure out you are a single full time working adult, they tax you like a bi**!

3. Dressing up for work is fun, but do not wear the 6 inch pumps you wore back in the day when you were too drunk to feel how much your feet hurt. Invest in some comfortable heels, trust me on this.

4. Bills will keep coming, especially those student loans, no more requesting off pointless days with no pay.

5. You don't roll your eyes at the deals New York & Co and the Loft are always advertising, in fact you keep track of all the coupons they email you and get excited the go spend some money in there.


7. Now that you are making real money, you can afford nicer things and not feel guilty about indulging.

8. Savings account, it is a LIFE SAVER!

9. You will have to learn to balance your work and your personal life.

10. Stick up for your self and what you want, do NOT let anyone walk all over you, but at the same time, you do not know it all, you have so much more to learn.

“I think the older I get, the more I realize that the ultimate luxury is time.” –Michael Kors #VonMaur #MichaelKors #Quotes

Growing up. Quote. Funny.

my thoughts everyday

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  1. Yes girl! I started a new job 2 weeks ago and it seems like I've got to find my balance again. I worked from 8-5 before now it's 8-6. You wouldn't think that extra hour matters, but it'll getcha. I feel behind & rushed. I hope your having a great Thursday!

    1. That extra hour really does make a difference! Congratulations on the new job!

  2. haha yep, all of these are true. love being an adult...

    1. Haha oh the joys! I can't remember why I was always in such a hurry to grow up!

  3. Sooooo basically being an adult sucks and I want to be a Toys R Us kid forever.