Student life and working life are in fact worlds apart, there’s a hell of a lot of adjustments to be made and remember how as a student, you would use the 2 words “I’m bored”?!? Well… life of a working girl leaves you scrambling for time while trying to maintain ourselves as women. I’ve personally had these struggles and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one with first hand experience. Here are 10 signs that you’re a working girl, in no particular order.
1. If I can’t wear for work as well then I’m not buying it
So for the last 2 years that I’ve been working, I’ve unfortunately adopted the mentality that if I see something nice at the store and I can’t wear it for work, may it be too short or just inappropriate (like a t-shirt or something) then most often than not, I put the bad boy down! My best purchases end up being something I can wear in the office and also on the weekend, how sad!
2. My biggest life decision during the weekday is what to eat for lunch
We all start off being a little too enthusiastic, waking up an extra 30min early in the mornings to prepare lunch for the same day but that doesn’t last long enough unfortunately. So at 11am, I often find myself at the pit of grief because I can’t seem to decide on what to eat for lunch. Sure, there’s food available at the canteen, or at Nandos, or at Simply Asia, or at Kauai but there’s only so much of it you can eat before you start gagging at the thought of even going to those places.. and lets just leave the food at the canteen, in the canteen, shall we?
3. I never thought I was capable of hating a day of the week till I started working
Self-pity on Monday mornings is almost like a ritual to me, as well as Sunday blues obviously, those two go hand in hand. This one is self explanatory really.
4. Thursday night is for anything but partying
Remember the good old days when Thursday night out are called “student night” and with that came a cheap (and shitty) drinks on offer EVERYWHERE. Well Thursday nights are still called “student nights”, bars and clubs still have cheap (and shitty) drinks on offer but the only difference is that I wouldn’t know because I don’t go out on Thursday nights anymore. Thursday nights nowadays are spent going to the gym and saving that last bit of energy I have left to survive Friday.
5. Being a house wife suddenly doesn’t sound like a bad idea
Not putting any house wives down, of course looking after the house and taking care of kids is in fact a full time job and I’m sure that it doesn’t come with any less hard work than working as a professional. Now that I’m working, I suddenly see how attractive being a stay-at-home mom can be. Thank you universe for showing me the light!
6. You start using the world’s worst excuse “I don’t have time”
I never quite understood when people said “I don’t have time” because I believe that you can always make time for something if it matters to you. Well actually I still think that way but I finally can relate to those who use the dreaded “I don’t have time” excuse because all of a sudden, you have to make time to do the things that used to come second nature to you. Things like doing the laundry, cooking, going to the gym, taking our dog to the vet, going to the bank… sound familiar?
7. You actually make use of the calendar on outlook
Yes, the calendar does a lot more than just checking when the next public holiday is or what days Christmas and New Years fall on. Calendars suddenly become vital for meeting requests, reminders and other nifty scheduling assistance tools that you never even knew existed.
8. Privacy settings on social media has become your best friend
If you were ever young once then I have no doubt that there are embarrassing (to say the least) photos of you on social media. Unlike before where you had not a care in the world, you suddenly panic when your friend calls you up to give you a flashback of the epic weekend you had, where your memory seems to have failed you somehow. This is when you go on Facebook and beef up those privacy and security settings! When in doubt then just block, rather be safe than sorry.
9. You think twice before recklessly adopting a 4-legged fur ball you find on any corner of the street
Being a huge animal lover myself, I often find myself wanting to mother every stray I see on the street but now that I’m working, I think twice before I decide to take on the responsibility of mothering any animals. The main reason is that I’m never at home so it would be terribly unfair to the animals and plus how am I expected to take of anything else when I barely have time to take care of myself?
10. Getting your nails done has become a chore
Remember when we use to take pleasure in painting our own nails (ok I lie, I’ve never taken joy in painting my own nails). I used to love heading to my favourite salon to get my nails done, I still do to a certain extent except now it feels more like a chore because I have so much admin to do already on Saturdays and Sundays and taking 90min out of my day to get my nails done is just not ideal. Plus what about monthly facials, bi-weekly pedicures and bi-monthly hair trims??
Do you relate to any of the above? Then you’re definitely a working girl. I enjoy writing something light-hearted and fun every now and then, I hope this made you laugh and let’s keep it light hearted shall we?