- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
I guess I’m looking for a bit of a pep talk here. I am about to turn 23, graduated college in May, and got engaged in October.
I live with my FI in his parents’ basement (I actually love living there…I’ve heard horror stories of living with the in-laws, and I totally lucked out.)
Anyway, I have been at my internship since the summer. I had it my senior year, took a job right after graduation and left that job after two weeks. (Two other employees quit when I did, on the same day…it was a crazy place. And there were only 7 people there total.) So I am back at my old internship, and so very grateful they took me back. I only work about 27 hours a week, and job hunting has been hell so far. I have a ton of experience, but I haven’t been able to land another job yet. It has taken much longer than expected.
I also recently got a book deal for my fiction novel series, which is HUGE news, but I don’t expect to make a lot off of it. It’s so cool to be working toward my dream, but in the mean time, I feel like there’s something wrong with me. I am the only one of my friends without a full-time job right now.
Really, I don’t have much to complain about because I can afford my monthly expenses, my FI is an engineer making great money, and I’m certainly not going to starve or anything. I just feel a little useless and unsettled.
Anyway, how long did it take to feel like you were finally settled into adulthood? I see other people my age with houses and hefty savings accounts and I already feel behind!