"So what is it like?"
I've gotten this question more times than I can count since I've graduated. Adulting has been surprisingly... relaxing. All the pressure of college has melted away. However, it doesn't come without its own issues.
Having a Job...
Listen having a job is amazing. Well, having a salary is amazing. Knowing how much money you get every two weeks and being able to budget--so exciting. But it's also been great getting to show off what I learned in school and having people believe in my work without having to get a grade for it. Getting to get meet people with the same professional background who can give me tips or introduce me to new people, or just hang out with me is amazing.
Cooking... or well Eating...
Not having a meal plan or a ton of dining options-- sucks. Paying for every meal-- sucks. Having to plan out meals--sucks. But, being out of school has given me so much control over what I eat and making healthier choices. Going basically vegan for a month was a huge accomplishment and I felt great. And that's something that would have been five times more difficult in college.
Friends... like Kindergarten
It's been tough trying to maintain relationships when friends have moved away, or are still in college. It's really tough... I won't lie. But at the same time I have been able to see what relationships can power through distance. And meeting new people is so great. Especially in a place like Montgomery where there are so few young professionals whenever you meet someone it's like kindergarten. If you like each other enough you hang out invite more friends and everyone's friends-- like kindergarten without playing with glue or naps.
What has been the most surprising thing about "adulting?" What do you look forward to after college? Comment below!