Raise your hand if you are as FREAKING salty as I am. 🙌 You know what I’m talking about, hitting snooze every morning thinking it’s Saturday and realizing its Wednesday?!
Salt my wounds and bring out the Himalayan pinks. I refused to call myself (and like-minded millennials) bitter, so I’ve settled on salty. And I love it.
And just to clear that ocean air you’re starting to smell, I really do consider myself a pretty POSITIVE person. Yet, I feel like there are some things twenty-somethings should be salty AF about. #wedeserveit
Here is the ULTIMATE list of Things 20-Somethings SHOULD Be Salty About:
1. Always feeling like I need more coffee
Even after pulling all-nights in college, the level of tiredness that creeps into your daily routine in adulthood is unheard of. Where did the ability to get two hours of sleep five nights in a row go?!
2. Leaving college feeling like I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of our lives…only to get into the workforce and realizing I have no idea at all
What’s up with this?! In college, I thought I was going to be Rory Gilmore, an ambitious journalist traveling the world spreading the most important news. After college, I quickly realized that working for a magazine or a paper would be harder than I thought. I loved the idea of hard work, but the idea of not ever being able to support myself in making money was less than appealing. I decided to go into advertising instead – but it was not what I was prepared for…AT ALL!
3. Still having silly insecurities that were supposed to go away when puberty did. I’m STILL wondering if people are staring at my zit. [thanks to adult acne]
Once you hit your 20’s, I thought confidence would just naturally come to you. I had hoped the plethora of insecurities I had in my teens would naturally go away. Nopeeee, I still have adult acne. I’m going to do a series on how I’m conquering this soon. Stay tuned.
4. The fact that aging is REAL
Five years ago I could go 24 hours without washing my face and lone behold, I’m starting to get crows feet. Hence my new obsession with my Jade Roller it’s literally the best. I’m basically giving myself a facial every day. It’s been a game changer.
5. Constantly being confused with things like taxes are still an anomaly, what the heck is a 1099?!
I feel like all universities should have a class that’s called, “real life things you need to know”. Taxes, the paperwork you fill out when you start a job, adult friendships. It’s ALL confusing.
6. The concept that F-boys are a REAL thing and they’ve probably talked to your friends
#tooreal. I’m salty towards any guy that’s ever exhibited said ‘f boy’ behavior. That seems to be the only thing going on on dating apps these days (so I hear) …ugh.
> If you want to learn about how to handle being ghosted, click here.
7. Saving money seems impossible, how the heck do people save enough money to go buy a house?!
Did I mention I live in San Francisco and that rent is REALLY high?! The idea of saving money seems near impossible in your 20’s. I’m
barely just figuring out how to save. It seems so crazy that one day people can even afford HOUSES. I’ve been working HARD on learning how to save money. If you want to hear my tips and trips to paying your bills on time, click here!
8. Having roommates even though you’re a trying #adult
I’m literally mid-twenties, working so hard and I can’t afford my own apartment. What’s up with that?!
…Again, could just be San Francisco, but I imagine I’m not the only one. Luckily, I’ve learned how to organize a tiny space. Click here for my tips and tricks for organizing a tiny space.
9. Trying to understand retirement
Retirement seemed like a total black box until recently when I learned recently everything I need to know. It took lots of Googling. Couldn’t I have learned this in college? Instead of Calculus?!
10. Life isn’t always like a Disney movie
I genuinely thought life was going to be a Disney movie for most of my teen years. That was cute. I guess it was the lack of scary movies and such!? I’m learning quickly that life is not (unfortunately) a Disney movie, but I have learned that in your adult years, it CAN come close! And it’s your job to make it that way.
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