I promised a recap of the rest of my first week of work, and I’m happy to report that it went a lot better than the first day. While training isn’t the most energizing activity, I learned some useful tips + tricks. There’s a lot of ambiguity, which is something I knew going into my career and am learning to deal with. It’s great starting at the same time as a bunch of other college grads + I’m hoping that I can make some new friends out of my class! Next week my hours will be more stable as well which is nice in terms of work/life balance. I’m learning to appreciate the time off I have (aka the weekends) + feel immensely grateful to have had 5 months at home with family, without having to work, and to work on myself.
Pretty much all of my posts so far have been more reflective, ideological posts or clear-cut lists of learned lessons. Today, I’m feeling a bit different so I figured I would try a different type of post. This one is inspired by finally joining the workforce, living on my own, and being an “adult”!
Things I wish Someone Would Help Me With As a Twenty-Something
- Someone to tell me which healthcare plan is affordable + makes the most sense for me. Please.
- A home cook to have a nice meal waiting for me when I get home each night, instead of sad leftovers.
- A person to hold my purse while I wait for the metro or at long crosswalks, because my stuff is so damn heavy!
- An office chair with a built in back massage. Has this been invented yet? Did I miss the boat on it?
- A stand in mom to come grocery shopping with me and tell me what I need to buy and how much quantity. I never buy enough meat and buy too much spinach (I’m impressed if you ever get a bag of spinach to last without spoiling at all!).
- The ability to afford to pay someone to clean my apartment - as much fun as it is wiping down the bathroom tile + cleaning the blinds, I’d rather not.
- A way to determine if I’m too anxious about doing well at work or just being a hard worker…the line is thin, I think.
- A flying discount for the cheap, fresh out of college, adult to fly home for the holidays affordably.