Hope you guys enjoy today’s guest post from my friend Dayton! Let us know what you guys think!
As a kid, we all pictured that our twenty-something self would have it all figured out. We’d be immersed in our kick-ass career, driving the latest model car, and taking frequent vacations to faraway places. Oh, and we’d have a housekeeper, since there was no way I was going to be doing chores in my twenties. I mean, my personal dream also included a pet tiger, but that wasn’t any less likely than my other aspirations.
The reality of a twentysomething is a lot different. Many of us aren’t working in our dream careers- in fact, most of us are just happy to have a job to pay the rent. Especially now, new graduates need to play it smart to have a chance. All the same, we’ve been forced to lower our expectations. Even working iffy jobs, driving the same clunker we drove all through college, and somehow managing without a housekeeper, we still don’t have enough to live by ourselves. Instead, we’re linking up with one or more other poor Millennials to live somewhere only slightly larger than our college dorm room. At least the kitchen is a separate room. But living with a roommate now is a lot different than it was in college.