6 Struggles All People Born In The Late 80s Can Relate To

by Martinique Jobin

Many of us are closer to our 30s than our 20s. Shocker.

If you're already in your 30s, congratulations.

Because apparently, you're now (most likely) financially stable, secure with yourself and feel like you got this little thing called life in the bag.

Till then, here are six things those of us born in the late 80s still struggle with:

1. Accomplishments

By this point in your life, you should have probably run a marathon, cooked a whole Thanksgiving meal by yourself and found a cure for cancer while you saved a baby from a burning building.

But you know what?

It doesn't have to be that extreme.

Being a good sister and friend, having a job, making time for breakfast or even showing up to places on time are all accomplishments as well. Don't let society put so much pressure on you.

If you feel you've done something you can be proud of, keep at it.

2. Friends

You're losing them, and it's not stopping.

This isn't necessarily because of a falling out or because you were seen in the same outfit together.

People are dedicating their time to their romantic relationships, moving to other cities, having babies and just living overall different lifestyles that don't necessarily go in line with yours.

Just remember: People change and so do circumstances.

The friends that last are the ones worth keeping.

As for the ones you lose? Well hey, you've made some great memories.

3. Birthdays

When I was younger, I would always get so excited for them, even my half-birthdays (it's a thing).

But now, you realize getting old isn't fun. You start forgetting your card at the ATM, the cost of your health insurance goes up and you can't digest the alcohol -- let alone the food -- you once could.

Then, your friends tell you something like, "I can't get white-girl wasted with you on a Tuesday. I have to work tomorrow."

Although you can't celebrate like someone out of MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" anymore, you can still make sure you're surrounded by good company (aka people who hopefully know which stores to get you gift cards from).

4. Body

Remember how you could go clubbing Thursday to Saturday night during your college years, and a good ol' Big N' Tasty from McDonald's was all you needed on a Sunday to prepare for Monday?

Yeah, not anymore.

You have two drinks, stay up three hours later than your usual bed time and wake up the next morning needing two bottles of aspirin and as much water as the Pacific Ocean holds.

You need about five days -- possibly more -- to recover from just that one night.

They say the best cure for a hangover is being under the age of 25, and it's oh-so-true.

Don't get me started on your metabolism going down the drain. You go from people saying, "I wish I could have your metabolism" to feeling like just smelling a doughnut could make you gain two pounds.

The inconvenient truth is, as we get older, we have to at least try to be healthier.

Just try.

5. Shopping

Now, you actually have to set a budget because you can't just use your parents' credit cards and leave the country for a few weeks once the credit card bill comes.

You have to pay your own bills, get your own damn food and make sure you still have enough for a roof over your head.

You want me to pay extra for guacamole? You want how much for this bag?

You start thinking practically and asking yourself, "Do I need this?"

You're most likely always questioning if that shirt is appropriate for the workplace as well.

Shopping just isn't as fun anymore.

6. Career

You have to dress for the job you want, wake up early, brush your hair and bring your A-game, all day, every day.

Unfortunately, being a professional napper doesn't exist -- at least for now -- so focus on what makes you feel good at the end of your day.

Remember: No job is forever. Just make sure to balance work and social life as much as possible to avoid burnouts.

You just have to remember that as long as you can happily identify with the person you're becoming, you're on the right track.

That's an accomplishment on its own.