Life is going to hand you some lemons, just make sure to get some tequila to go with it or you won't make it through your 20s.
Being in your 20s isn't what it looks like on the big screen. Just because you are in your 20s doesn't mean you will be partying with strippers, heading to Cancun for Spring Break, or drinking more alcohol than your body can consume in one night. Being in your 20's can suck these days.
Aside from the tragic failure of learning that the world isn't what you thought it was in the movies, heading into your 20s means people automatically write you off. They treat you like some kind of diseased hoodlum without a direction in life. When did being in your 20s mean you were young and dumb?
Let's take a look at the 20 worse things about being in your 20s
20. Living at Home (Still...)
This one doesn't have to apply to everyone but in this economy, moving back in with the folks tends to happen more often than you think. A lot of kids are graduating college and then heading back home to find themselves a life worth living but have no money or job so they bunk with the parents again, like when they were kids. There goes your social life.
19. No Credit
One of the world's biggest catch-22's is building credit. If you are 20-years-old, chances are you have zero credit history to begin with so everyone tells you no. But how else are you suppose to get that diamond studded jacket from Buckle if you need credit to get credit. It is a viscous cycle.
18. Internships Aren't Fun
Most internships aren't paid. There goes the fun. So you are basically a bitch running around getting coffee, doing research assignments, and washing cars (Yep, had to do this once) in order to get a good recommendation when you graduate. And you do it all for nothing.
17. You Can't Eat Pizza Every Night
Let us rephrase that, you can eat pizza every night but you won't make it to see 30 years old. You have to start worrying about your health now that you have entered your 20s. Blah, gross. No more late night McDonald's or early morning bacon biscuits (If you have to ask what that is, you are way out of your league sir).
16. Learning How to be Poor
There are a lot of people who are poor in America these days but now you are one of them. You have always had the ATM of mom and dad growing up, but that is no more. Now you have to argue with yourself about whether or not you will be eating tonight or watching Monday Night Football. The choice is now yours.
15. Still Don't Know What To Do in Life
No one does. But people are going to expect you to figure it out since you are in your 20s. Trust us. The world is going to assume you know the direction of your life before 30.
14. You Realize You Need a Master's Degree
Just because you have a college degree doesn’t mean you will have a job waiting for you when you walk out of your final class. In this economy, you need to get a Master’s in something, anything. And it sucks.
13. The Dreaded "Tattoos Last Forever" Realization
When you start to grow up, you realize that you are not going to want to keep that snoopy tattoo on your forearm forever. But since you don’t have the money to laser it off, good luck trying to make it through a job interview without that coming up.
12. Cheating in Class Doesn't Help You in Life
When you cheated all those times in class, did you ever think it would come back to bite you on the ass? Probably not. You just assumed you would get that degree and know what you are doing in life. Wrong.
11. You're Dumber Than You Thought
Speaking of cheating, how about being the dumbest person in the room? You probably didn’t realize that all that time you spent in class sleeping has turned you into someone less than intelligent. You can no longer BS your way through life, people pick up on that now.