Hello there! I didn’t bring a computer to the Outer Banks so I tried to set up a few posts before I left. Today I’m going to complain…
Do you know about Jenna Marbles yet? This part isn’t the complaint, I adore Jenna Marbles; her “How To Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking” video is still one of the funniest things I’ve seen on YouTube. Recently she posted a funny video about all of the things she hates about being a grown up. Warning – grown up language ahead.
I agree! I think everyone hates those things. The video got me thinking about what else I hate about “being a grown up.” <– I’m not quite sure I’m there yet!
The # 1 thing I dislike about being an adult is having to worry about money. Adam and I are ridiculously fortunate that a combination of savings and several loans allows us to live very comfortably, but I still worry about money all of the time. I know that I’m incredibly lucky and can more than afford everything I need, but sometimes I do think about the things that I want. Making adult decisions about money can suck.
Here are some ways I’m grown up about $ –
- I held a part-time job throughout all of high school and college and I put most of my tips/pay checks into savings.
- We’ve never skimped on health/car/apartment insurance.
- I set up dermatologist and gynecologist appointments for this summer instead of a pedicure or manicure.
- I haven’t bought makeup in years (my mom keeps me in lip gloss and mascara via my Christmas stocking) but I do wear good quality, high spf face lotion.
Here are some ways I’m not at all grown up about $ –
- We have basically emptied our savings. That includes the money in the savings account I’ve had since I was 10 that I always imagined myself doing something very exciting with.
- I haven’t had a job (not including my short stints of tele-fundraising) in 3 years.
- We don’t have retirement funds.
- Even though we clearly can’t afford it, all I can think about some days is getting Webster a Miriam (aka a tan, girl Frenchie).
I am very thankful for the lifestyle I currently have, but I do think about the things I’ll buy when I have more money (foundation! makeup brushes! clothing from J.Crew!). A lot of what I say to Adam starts with “when you’re a doctor…”
Please note – this post is very tongue in check; I do know how lucky I am!
What are some of the ways that you are grown up (or not so grown up) about money?