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Adulting you call it?

Coffe cup with lid and text that says "Coffee because adulting is hard"
© 2019 Gabriel Ponte Fleary


Winter break is over, and most college students are going back to school, while I’m here figuring out what to do with my life. Transitioning between college and the “real world” can be scary, confusing and filled with mixed emotions. I wish life came with a manual, but no. Instead, I’m here asking myself “And now what?” On one hand, I feel relieved that I don’t need to worry about school and spending my weekends doing homework. On the other hand, I do worry about when the next paycheck will come. If you are familiar with platform video games, games where you are passing levels and each level is harder than the previous, that’s how I feel right now.

This is a new chapter, and it comes with new responsibilities. It’s time to get out of my comfort zone and face the new challenges. From being a college student with no financial issues -- because I had a full scholarship that covered my tuition, housing and food -- to being totally responsible for all my expenses and broke within the first month of 2019 hasn’t been an easy task to deal with (save as much money as you can during your college years -- it will come handy, believe me). Luke 16:10 says “He that is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much…” and that’s the encouragement that helps me to keep my sight on the goal. God hasn’t abandoned me during my journey called life, and I know for sure He won’t do it now.

On the bright side, I have 2 contract jobs as a Freelance Graphic Designer, and that’s something that keeps me busy while I sip my coffee.

“Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.”

― Bob Marley

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