Ten Things 20-Somethings Should Be Salty About

Ten Things 20-Somethings Should Be Salty About

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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Hi, I’m Becky, a 20-something who is just trying to figure out how to adult! Welcome to Rosé and Brosé, a community of millennials just trying to make adulting suck less. This blog brings real advice for 20-somethings in their careers, finance, budgeting and most importantly…SELF LOVE!



  1. April 2, 2018 / 9:28 am

    I can so relate to #2! And I hear San Fran is a crazy expensive place to live. My husband was looking at a job out there but we looked at the cost of living and it was insane! We were able to buy a house here in PA when we were 24/25, and if we’d moved we’d have to go back to a 1 bedroom apartment for more than the price of our current mortgage.

    • Becky Bush
      April 10, 2018 / 6:32 pm

      I’m sooo jealous you were able to buy a house! SF is SO expensive you are right so my views are totally biased towards that. And yes, it’s so frustrating knowing you worked so hard for something and your not doing it exactly!

  2. Tabitha Bradley-Raines
    April 2, 2018 / 10:26 am

    #2!!!!! I have a degree in Education and with the way the world is today, I don’t want to use my degree in a traditional way (I’ll try not to go into too much detail.). I also eventually want to go into a Masters program but I’m not sure in what. So here I am 🙂

    • Becky Bush
      April 10, 2018 / 6:29 pm

      Ahhhhh, that makes perfect sense and was so tough. I was a journalism major and literally had dreams of newspapers, now I work in advertising. I found out that I really loved journalism because I loved story telling (hence the blog) … this realization has helped me follow my passions (story telling) even if my degree is a little different. But a master’s is a whole other deal!!

  3. April 2, 2018 / 10:36 am

    Taxes are so confusing. I was clueless when I first started to file my own taxes. Lol

    • Becky Bush
      April 10, 2018 / 6:28 pm

      Oh my gosh me too.

  4. April 2, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    Yes, girl! I love this haha. I am totally salty about a lot of these things.

    • Becky Bush
      April 10, 2018 / 6:28 pm

      ha! Me too, clearly!!!

  5. haha this is amazing! I swear adulting is nothing like a lot of us expect. BTW, I honestly though your Rory Gilmore reference was going to go on to explain what actually happened with her in the revival, because she’s gotta be salty AF haha

    • Becky Bush
      April 10, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      OH MY GOSH YES. She is probably salty AF. But no, I’m a pre-revival kinda girl…I love that everything seems all perfect!

  6. April 5, 2018 / 10:30 am

    I agree with ALL of these! I go through stages where I’m even more insecure than I was as a teenager and I’m just like WHAT IS GOING ON!? Oh and seriously, taxes are the worst. Adulting is rough but I’m just glad I can 100% make my own decisions now. Thank goodness!

    • Becky Bush
      April 10, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      Yes, thank goodness!!! And oh my gosh me TOO. I am going to do an adult acne post (with help from a facialist) and such too so hopefully we can get some tips there!

  7. April 7, 2018 / 5:14 am

    This post is HYSTERICAL. I think I go through a mixture of these on a daily basis.
    I’m sharing this on my Saturday Morning Coffee post this morning and I know my readers are going to love it!

    • Becky Bush
      April 10, 2018 / 6:26 pm

      Oh I’m so good! Yesssss, I will check yours out now. PS My best friends is named Darian (different spelling, but GREAT name)!

      • April 11, 2018 / 3:06 am

        That is so funny! It is a name that has grown in popularity over the years but when I was growing up I was in high school before I met another one! Never one with the same spelling, though hers is very close! My parents opted for the extra R which is still a mystery 🤷🏻‍♀️

  8. April 10, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    Oh I agree with ALL of these! The insecurity as an adult can be SO annoying! I heard that after 30 you start to care less so I’m waiting for that point!

    • Becky Bush
      April 10, 2018 / 6:26 pm

      Oh GREAT! Good news to that! Me too then, haha, can’t wait for 30! 🙂