The other day I was walking around when it suddenly dawned on me. Next year I’ll be attending college and be living in a dorm, which means I’ll be…

The other day I was walking around when it suddenly dawned on me. Next year I’ll be attending college and be living in a dorm, which means I’ll be pretty much on my own. The worst part is that I’ve just barely realized that I will no longer be receiving an allowance. I am NOT okay with this! Without my parent’s money, how will I buy the things I want each week? The only possible solution to my dilemma is for me to get a job. What a rude awakening it was for me, this realization of just how expensive it is to be a grown up. I feel so ill prepared for this whole transition into an independent adult. In a couple months, everything will change and I’ll be facing the trials and errors of college life. Not to mention the fact that I won’t be able to buy whatever my heart desires. This kind of sucks. – Ruben