Going from having tons of friends to really having no one.
How ignorant so many people are. And seemingly pleased with being so
How often you have to clean to maintain a clean house.
How f**king dark life actually is. Like, is this all we do, just grind away at jobs we try to care about, but no one else cares about, barely able to afford our bills/houses/debts, constantly struggling with relationships and trauma and watching our political system fail us, our country fail us, our systems fail us, like… this life is not what happy, adolescent me dreamed it would be. Sorry to get real dark on y’all.
Cliques and bullies are just as bad in the office as they were in school.
Dealing with untreated childhood trauma.
Losing people. Loved ones passing away is the hardest. Then there’s the nasty breakdown of personal relationships, family relationships and friendships. Then there’s the sad drifting apart that happens when life takes you on a different path to a person you were once really close to.
Deciding what to eat for 3 meals a day 7 days a week
People rely on you. Both your parents and your kids. You become the filling in a responsibility sandwich and the weight of it is crushing at times.