Help! I’m Being Forced to Grow Up!

Do you find yourself on the threshold of being labeled an “adult” and realize that you have no idea what that means? Are you beginning to realize that there is a vast gap in knowledge to how the world works, and you have no one to guide you but the Internet? If so, welcome! My name is Jo, and I’m the mad librarian behind this happy little blog. 

The past few years, I’ve noticed a lot of talk online from kids in their teens and 20s, asking questions and expressing a huge anxiety about having to become adults. And I get it–I faced the same fears when I graduated high school. The fact is, there is a ton of information that we as a society fail to pass on to the next generation. There is no “life” course in high school or college. And too often, parents fail to realize that the way of doing things has changed. If I were to talk to my mother about keeping a budget, she’d pull out her check registry and talk about balancing her checkbook. But today, online banking is the norm, and for someone like me, the preferred route. What to do, other than flounder through on my own?

And that’s why I created this blog. After several years of mucking up and attempting to master this thing known as adulthood, I’ve gathered a lot of experience that I feel can be helpful to others. And that’s what I’m offering you–advice based largely around my mistakes, and things that I’ve just picked up in my day-to-day life. I don’t claim to have all the answers. But I’m willing to try, and that’s more than what we’ve got so far. 

So what are we going to cover here? EVERYTHING! From college, to dorm life, to searching for apartments, to managing your bank account. Anything and everything is up for grabs. And if there’s a particular issue or problem that you’d like to ask about, feel free! If I can’t help you, I’ll certainly try to gather some resources that can. 

If you want to learn a little more about me, check out my profile. Let’s have an adventure.