Over the past week, I’ve worked 40 hours between my two retail jobs. And I’m exhausted.
I think I’m finally starting to feel like an actual adult with a 9-5 job feels like. Granted, I don’t have a 9-5 job, but I do have two jobs in retail, both of which require me to stand the whole shift, excluding breaks. But let me tell you…while I may not have the steady job, standing for 40 hours a week is really tiring, not to mention having to always appear happy and be nice to the public (who can definitely be trying sometimes…).
So not only is my job tiring, but I feel like whenever I’m not working, I’m hanging out with friends. I didn’t realize until right now how much work goes into keeping up friendships. It’s really easy to maintain friendships when you see your friends at school every day, but now that I don’t have that luxury, I feel like keeping up with all of my friends is like trudging uphill through mud: it’s really difficult. Now, I love my friends dearly and I will do whatever I can to keep them, but damn, it’s like a separate full-time job.
Trying to juggle two jobs and a boat load of friends that all live in different places is starting to wear me down. I haven’t been to the gym lately, either. And to top it all off, I’m applying to grad school, in which I am so far behind because of both my lack of time and motivation. All of these things put together make me feel like a real adult, which is not okay to me at this point in my life.
So, in conclusion, growing up sucks. Don’t do it. Let’s all be Peter Pans.