Monday, June 29, 2015

Life Necessities That Are Not Taught in College...

College is a pretty big deal to most people. For many, it is the next step after high school. I was one of those people. I was in school for 16 years of my life. I have a fancy piece of paper that says I have a bachelors degree and I have two alma matters. However, there are many serious real life issues that come up that I was not taught to handle so for that, thanks 16 years of schooling for not teaching me some very important things!
1. money management. seriously. college did not teach me how to pass up a cute kate spade bag display in a window, a monogrammed..anything.. or a new dress for an upcoming holiday. 

2. how to buy a house. since J and I are on the path of making this a forever thing, we have been going back and forth about buying over renting. in the end, buying just makes so much more sense. granted, we will not be doing this until after our wedding but, just googling different options/phrases/banks/etc. is a headache in itself! why couldn't there be a house buying 101 class in college? I mean it is a pretty important thing. 

3. actually, forget a house buying class. there should have just been an adulting 101 class. I hate adulting and many days, I just can not even adult. ummmm..Sarah, what is 'adulting'? you may be asking. well, it is literally doing anything that a 'normal' adult would do. like I go over to my moms a lot and she is always doing laundry or having people over doing this or that or fixing something and I am just sitting there like...wtf. I am notorious for putting laundry in the washer and I have mastered switching it to the dryer but then i run the dryer 2, 3...maybe even 5 times before taking it out then I have to fold it....



4. taxes. quite frankly, I don't know what I am doing on that tax form that you get on the first day of a new job...I mean at 23, you'd think I would know what I was doing but, nope. no clue. I kind of think of it as a game-think eenie, meenie, miney, mo...with 0 and 1. #noshameinmygame

5. literally e v e r y t h i n g pertaining to my car. i am a complete damsel in distress when it comes to changing my oil, changing a tire, refilling washer fluid...everything. thank the lord for John, the dealership, my daddy and AAA! 



Hats off to you, college, for not teaching me a n y t h i n g about the real world!

What life lesson do you wish you would have learned in school?

12 comments :

  1. This actually could not be more true. I am heading into my last year of college and I feel like I have not had one single practical life class! What a mess haha

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  2. Someone needs to sign me up for an adulting 101 class too.

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  3. So. much. YES to this. Taxes, buying a house- all of it. Great post! :)

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  4. I used to kid around that all I learned in college was my social security number! LOL...I agree with you 100% There should be some kind of "Preparation for Adulthood" class.

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  5. Hahaha! So true! And it gets worse after you have kids - then you feel even more inadequate, because you have to keep other humans alive!

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  6. Yes yes yes yes yes!!!
    I look like that kitty when all this things come up, I just can't...
    I really think high school should have more courses and help a available for kids to get into these things early.
    I'm 28 if I don't know how to do my taxes now I will never know.... Wahhh someone help! Ahhaha

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  7. Taxes especially. I am clueless with anything like that. Thankfully my father in law is good with these things :D I have a linkup if you wanna join! x

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  8. Same to house buying and taxes and car repairs. I can't even begin to wrap my head around those three things, nor do I want to!

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  9. Haha this whole list couldn't be more true! I definitely don't want to "adult" most days, and I learned the hard way right after college how to budget my money. Ugh... and car stuff is just foreign to me :-P

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  10. This is just so true to my heart. College needs to have a class about adulting

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  11. Great post. I think that these lessons should be taught to every graduating Senior of High School. I spent too much time teaching these things to young Soldiers in the Army.

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  12. SERIOUSLY! I don't know why colleges don't require all seniors to a class teaching about paying loans, getting a house, setting up your retirement, etc.
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