I just recently got hired. I’m excited to be in the workforce. Being in a work is my natural setting. Having fun is just the downtime I need from work. Living in the Big Apple is a lot different than I expected. Then again, I’m not really in the Big Apple. I’m currently resided in Brooklyn for almost two weeks. Having no budget has limited me in my city adventures. They weren’t kidding about the city’s expenses really add up.
- Utilities: Gas, Electricity, Internet (Water&Waste is covered by your landlord)
- Commute: Gas & Parking Meters or Metro Card
- Car Insurance/Car Payments (If you owe a car, not a lot of people in the city do.)
- Student Loans (Hey! I’m a recent college graduate)
Those are the major expenses that I’m more worried about. #5 and #6 are usually optional. Some kids are lucky that they didn’t have to take student loans. Some just had to in order to cover their tuition without working crazy amount of hours. During my college experience, I didn’t have the greatest luck in the financial department. I mean flipping your car and having no health insurance wasn’t the luckiest thing, but it definitely taught me how to budget my life. As crazy as this may sound, I’m really thankful. It sucks that I wasn’t financially prepared for it, but since I’ve learned, I think growing up will be all right. (LOL)
On the happy note, I’m excited for this job. Can’t wait for what life has in store for me. Hopefully, I hope I won’t be lazy bum and remind myself to write about life every week. That’s my goal!
This is the view of the Lower Manhattan on Manhattan Bridge on the Brooklyn side.