Transitioning into adulthood is hard and can seem overwhelming as it’s happening. Whether you are leaving the nest altogether or are trying to fill in the holes of everyday knowledge you didn’t learn from your family, this article will show you what every responsible adult should know.
1. Doing Your Taxes
The date April 15 strikes fear and anxiety in taxpayers everywhere. Don’t let the tax-man get you down though; get ahead by hiring a tax service or reading a book on how to pay your taxes. Chances are you have a big tax return coming your way!
Unless you work at a tip-centered job.
If that is your situation, then prepare for randomly guessing all the tips you got and subsequently spent on booze and fast food.
Then get on your knees and pray to the IRS that you didn’t put down something wrong and will be thrown in jail for tax fraud.
2. Making A Healthy Meal
Free home-cooked meals sure was nice while it lasted, wasn’t it? Momma bird ain’t gonna let you freeload any longer, though. But fear not: creating a cheap healthy meal has never been easier! From spaghetti to tacos there are many recipes that require as many ingredients as they do brain cells to follow along. Check out our very own Bold YUM page for many mouth-watering and simple recipes.
Don’t know where to begin? There are countless recipes on the internet filled with exotic sounding ingredients. Saffron? Isn’t that a Pokemon? If you are worried about potentially giving yourself food poisoning, always remember that pizza can be delivered to the safety of your own barely used kitchen.
3. Finding A Place To Live
One of the toughest transitions in a person’s life is leaving the house they grew up in to find a place to call their own. And of course in some of the more reluctant cases, one may be more or less forced to leave their parents’ basement.
An important first step is to look for apartments that are in your price range. This is probably going to bring you to the lowest socioeconomic town in your state. Don’t fret if you don’t have any street smarts. To avoid confrontation just always pretend like you are just passing through, even when you are alone in your apartment! A great tip is to yell “Squatter’s Rights!” every night before bed.
If you live in a rough neighborhood remember to always lock up at night and hope that creaking sound coming from the other room isn’t a serial killer.
4. Bearing The Soul Crushing Anxiety That Possible Nothing You Do In Life Will Matter
It’s true that being an adult can be lonely at times. It can leave us time to ponder. Some nights you may lie in bed unable to fall asleep while the ghosts of Nietzsche and Sartre are taunting you. You are trying not to think about how one day you will die and the entirety of the human species will forget about you. Everything you created will turn to ash only to be trampled upon by the next generation that do no more for you than mock your petty and feeble existence…
Just turn on an episode of Friends and save that line of thinking for another night.
Oh Joey, how come no one ever asks how you’re doing?!
5. Washing Your Laundry
Pretty much just don’t throw a red sock in with your whites.