One step closer to adulting

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Kathryn Ricke

It starts off easy, but escalates into a nearly insurmountable wall of panic that dominates your every waking hour. The incessant thought itching at you all throughout high school starts really digging its claws into you in senior year: Life is gonna pull up with the right hook and the piledriver really soon.
This specific flavor of panic is as unavoidable as existential dread and bad hair days. Unless you happen to be a Yale-bound trust fund kid, we don’t have a cohesive answer for you.
We push this panic back in a multitude of ways. One of these ways is paying for Disney+ and binge watching “The Suite Life of Zach and Cody,” trying to pry every scrap of warm fuzzy nostalgia you can from it. Another is sucking down Instagram’s endless feed. Another is making a school comic.
The only slice of real consolation we’ve got for you is that no matter how deep the grave of debt becomes, and no matter how many times you have to move back in with your parents, it’s going to be okay. You’re gonna make it.