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post #19351 of 69055
Life after college is so very different... Hell, life being a working adult is different. (insert ambivalent sentiment)

I feel like I don't have time to do ANYTHING after work. And I'm not even working crazy hours (8 AM - 8 PM at the latest). I haven't been able to get my gym membership ID card for two weeks because I can't get out of work before 5, when their administrative office is still open. I can't get my car inspected because no mechanic is open when I get out of work on the weekdays or when I'm not working on the weekends. These are all things I took for granted before working everyday: having the time to do things and go places during the weekdays before 5 PM.. And goodbye to month-long vacations/breaks..

I enjoy the paycheck and financial freedom/responsibility, but at the same time, I'm so unsure of my cash flows. I haven't made so much money in my life and been so broke (moving, buying furniture, paying bills, eating food) -- though this should improve immensely as most of my large ticket, fixed costs associated with moving have been taken care of.

I don't remember where I saw it, but I saw this comic showing the three stages in life:
1. Young and restless (ages 0-20): You have all the time and energy in the world, but no money.
2. Mature and working (ages 20-60): You have all the energy and money in the world, but no time.
3. Old and bored (Ages 60+): You have all the money and time in the world, but no energy.

How long did it take you all to adjust to life after college?

*And I hope this doesn't come off as a rant; I'm most appreciative by the fact that I not only have a job period, but the job I've always wanted out of college.*
post #19352 of 69055
Take a long lunch.
post #19353 of 69055
^ that is basically life. learn to embrace it, couse its around for a while
post #19354 of 69055
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Life after college is so very different... Hell, life being a working adult is different. (insert ambivalent sentiment)

I feel like I don't have time to do ANYTHING after work. And I'm not even working crazy hours (8 AM - 8 PM at the latest). I haven't been able to get my gym membership ID card for two weeks because I can't get out of work before 5, when their administrative office is still open. I can't get my car inspected because no mechanic is open when I get out of work on the weekdays or when I'm not working on the weekends. These are all things I took for granted before working everyday: having the time to do things and go places during the weekdays before 5 PM.. And goodbye to month-long vacations/breaks..

I enjoy the paycheck and financial freedom/responsibility, but at the same time, I'm so unsure of my cash flows. I haven't made so much money in my life and been so broke (moving, buying furniture, paying bills, eating food) -- though this should improve immensely as most of my large ticket, fixed costs associated with moving have been taken care of.

I don't remember where I saw it, but I saw this comic showing the three stages in life:
1. Young and restless (ages 0-20): You have all the time and energy in the world, but no money.
2. Mature and working (ages 20-60): You have all the energy and money in the world, but no time.
3. Old and bored (Ages 60+): You have all the money and time in the world, but no energy.

How long did it take you all to adjust to life after college?

*And I hope this doesn't come off as a rant; I'm most appreciative by the fact that I not only have a job period, but the job I've always wanted out of college.*

didnt sount ranty to me, but much of this is just kinda the way working is. hard to find time to get the little things done in life. and if you budget right, once you take care of your major purchases you should have some cash to spend on discretionary stuff. good luck man
post #19355 of 69055
I'm visiting my brother in DC this weekend and it's been thoroughly miserable. It's been something of a joint effort, but almost anything I'm saying or doing is upsetting him. He's the type who wants to always be doing something, whereas I prefer a good mix of activities and down time. His complaints have gone from the large ("you only do what you want to do") to the unreasonable (getting pissed because I left items like my contact lens case and toothbrush on the sink overnight).

It's a bummer, because we didn't really get along growing up, but became close after he left for school. We've often had a good time when he's come home, so I expected an enjoyable stay. But he's just...different right now. I've only got a day left, so there's light at the end of the tunnel, but shit, what a waste of money to come out here and have him be so displeased with me.
post #19356 of 69055
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Edited by Ich_Dien - 9/18/11 at 10:35am
post #19357 of 69055
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

I'm visiting my brother in DC this weekend and it's been thoroughly miserable. It's been something of a joint effort, but almost anything I'm saying or doing is upsetting him. He's the type who wants to always be doing something, whereas I prefer a good mix of activities and down time. His complaints have gone from the large ("you only do what you want to do") to the unreasonable (getting pissed because I left items like my contact lens case and toothbrush on the sink overnight).

It's a bummer, because we didn't really get along growing up, but became close after he left for school. We've often had a good time when he's come home, so I expected an enjoyable stay. But he's just...different right now. I've only got a day left, so there's light at the end of the tunnel, but shit, what a waste of money to come out here and have him be so displeased with me.

That sucks, Ive always wondered what it'd be like to have a close family. My brothers and I all hate each other, one is 9 years older so we didn't do much together growing up, and one is 3 years older and Im convinced he's a serial killer. He is probably worthy of his own threak actually. I don't think Ill keep in contact with any of them when Im older.

Hopefully you and your bro will get along someday, maybe he's just stressed from work, so you visited at a bad time.
post #19358 of 69055
I like to study, but hate doing things last minute. ffffuuuu.gif

cramming for a test is no fun.
post #19359 of 69055
@Green: Likewise, agree with what Edin said, congeniality is indeed the name of the game (as in, be friendly, but not too friendly--they're co-workers afterall, not friends and family). As to landing your job, congrats on that in the first place. As to no time post-college now that you're working, sorry, laughing my head off (in a good way) w/ fond memories as it relates to your story. E.g., we ALL go through that. It gets better, as you learn to manage your time, and things become routine. Now, it's the learning curve (trust me, when you get to be a bit older/more experienced, you'll crave the challenge). Then, as I say, having those so-called notches under my belt, it's not every day something exciting/worthwhile comes through my door and/or challenges my brain, but every now and again it does, which makes the whole thing worthwhile and reminds me of why I do the things that I do ... passion, my friend. NEVER lose it. CONGRATS, and enjoy that learning curve. Cheers.
post #19360 of 69055
I got a cold. Such bullshit.
post #19361 of 69055
Completely regretting upgrading my Macbook from Snow Leopard to Lion. It's been a buggy mess! ffffuuuu.gif
post #19362 of 69055
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Completely regretting upgrading my Macbook from Snow Leopard to Lion. It's been a buggy mess! ffffuuuu.gif

RRAAWWWWRRRR!!
post #19363 of 69055
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Life after college is so very different... Hell, life being a working adult is different. (insert ambivalent sentiment)

I feel like I don't have time to do ANYTHING after work. And I'm not even working crazy hours (8 AM - 8 PM at the latest). I haven't been able to get my gym membership ID card for two weeks because I can't get out of work before 5, when their administrative office is still open. I can't get my car inspected because no mechanic is open when I get out of work on the weekdays or when I'm not working on the weekends. These are all things I took for granted before working everyday: having the time to do things and go places during the weekdays before 5 PM.. And goodbye to month-long vacations/breaks..

I enjoy the paycheck and financial freedom/responsibility, but at the same time, I'm so unsure of my cash flows. I haven't made so much money in my life and been so broke (moving, buying furniture, paying bills, eating food) -- though this should improve immensely as most of my large ticket, fixed costs associated with moving have been taken care of.

I don't remember where I saw it, but I saw this comic showing the three stages in life:
1. Young and restless (ages 0-20): You have all the time and energy in the world, but no money.
2. Mature and working (ages 20-60): You have all the energy and money in the world, but no time.
3. Old and bored (Ages 60+): You have all the money and time in the world, but no energy.

How long did it take you all to adjust to life after college?

*And I hope this doesn't come off as a rant; I'm most appreciative by the fact that I not only have a job period, but the job I've always wanted out of college.*

Welcome to the history of humanity. The only difference now is you don't get put out on an iceflow when you can't work.
post #19364 of 69055
greenfrog makes me scared to graduate uhoh.gif

EDIT: Syke, I know I'll be alright :P
post #19365 of 69055
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

Take a long lunch.
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