Later this summer, I’ll be turning 30. I graduated from college eight years ago. And yes, I’m starting to find gray hairs.
But on a lighter note … Now that I have almost a decade of work experience under my belt (which is now a few notches looser), I’ve realized there are a handful of lessons my 16 years in the school system failed to teach me. For those of you who recently graduated or are maybe still getting settled in the professional atmosphere, allow me to share my vast old man knowledge with you. I recognize not everyone has desk jobs exactly like mine, but if you do, you might be experiencing a bit of a rude awakening with #adulting.
Here are three realities in office-land I’ve had a tough time adjusting to, plus some advice for how to get through.