Freshman Year of Life
This is an open letter to the future businessmen and women of America. You might ask who am I to impart wisdom onto the future leaders of this country. I am a man who has done research with actual books, BOOKS! (3rd grade research project on turtles). Back in my day Snapchat involved an etch-a-sketch, and mom – not Uber – was everyone’s private driver.
So as a sage 28 year old in the twilight years of my life, it only seems fair to educate some of you on the somewhat difficult transitionary period from college to adulthood better known as the freshman year of life. Below are a couple of quick tips on how to survive.
Picking Your First Real Job
Just get one. Let your parents/Woody tell you to reach for the stars; I’m telling you to find something vaguely interesting in an industry you find somewhat appealing. Who knows what you’ll want to do in 10 years. Think about 10 years ago when you were 12. Would you let that little monster choose your job today? Who knows, maybe you’ll go back to school and become a rocket surgeon. Right now any experience is valuable considering how relevant your Poli Sci, Philosophy, or Communications major is to the real world. Juuuuuuuust kidding. But not really.
Most people take on roommates as a cost-saving tactic. I’m here to tell you that few things are better than living with great friends. Life is meant to be enjoyed with others and now is the time to do it! Sure some people may be hard to live with, so don’t live with those people. Live with the person who texts you this:
We all know the four main food groups.
But occasionally you’ll get a hankering for something with a little more…substance. The average American eats out 5 times a week. For someone fresh out of college with student loans and a $200 cable bill (yes, the 3rd DVR box was definitely necessary) you might see your dining out money quickly dwindling. This is the perfect opportunity to let your parents, older friends, and anyone with a top hat or monocle know about Gratafy, the app that let’s users instantly buy friends drinks, dinner and more to over a 100 Seattle restaurants and bars. That way when you Instagram a Cup O’ Noodles for the 3rd night in a row, your parents might finally notice and send you a little something-something to get you through the week.
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