Saturday, 8 August 2009

I Don't Want to Grow Up

There are certain things that in my mind I'm not grown up enough to be having to deal with.

Anything involving bank loans or signing legal documents is right up there.

My brother's offered to help me with buying a car, because it's something I mentioned to him the other week.

It's also something I can think about in abstract, but as soon as I contemplate it in real life, I get seriously freaked out. I can't even imagine sitting in some guy's office hashing out the details of me singing off on a crap load of money when I have a perfectly fine car right here right now.

What grown up things have you found yourself doing lately that you don't really feel grown up enough for?

(I realize that this photo may make it look like I'm in some kind of trouble with the police, but I'm not. I don't expect to ever have to deal with that, grown up or not.)


Blogger Ms Behaviour said...

Yeah, at the time (2000, I was 22), buying a car was the hardest, most stressful thing I had ever done. In the last 10 years, I have topped that three times. I worked in Prince Rupert for a year on a pulp mill supervising a big project. That was hard every day. Then leaving my X, who I had moved to BC for, to go to grad school. Let me tell you, the easiest part of that was driving across the country alone. And now, buying property. Let me tell you that buying a car is good practice for buying a house. Property is exponentially harder. More work, more time, more choices, more commitment, more debt. Crazy. You're very lucky to have your brother's help. It's infinitely better than doing this stuff solo.

Saturday, August 08, 2009 9:50:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got my first RRSPs this year at the age of 29. I feel like I'm a late bloomer, but at least now I've got some. I don't like this growing up business...

Saturday, August 08, 2009 9:55:00 am  
Blogger Abby said...

The grown-up game sucks. When I was 18, I couldn't wait to get there. Now, at 28, I struggle to buy a pint of chicken fried rice (which I can make last 3 meals!).

Although certain huge life purchases (i.e.: car) suck, it does build up your credit, which you'll appreciate once you go to buy property or get more loans so you can pay your, uh, loans.

Saturday, August 08, 2009 10:17:00 am  
Blogger TheManOnStilts said...

Trying to figure out my academic major and career... blah.

I'm 21, so I guess I'm not that, grown-up in the eyes of most of you.

Saturday, August 08, 2009 11:40:00 pm  
Blogger TheManOnStilts said...

If being grown-up sucks, does that mean that life just gets worse?

Saturday, August 08, 2009 11:40:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Ms B, you've been through some crazy stuff, eh? Yeah, having the help has been great, just takes the pressure off of me. And, I can imagine just how crazy buying a place is, yikes!

Tales, it's good to have some of those them there RRSPs, but I agree, this growing up business is poopy! ;)

High-heel Gal, your last line made me laugh. I love it! lol

TC, it's stressful trying to figure out "big" stuff, but the rest of life is awesome :)

Sunday, August 09, 2009 12:55:00 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

Buying a car? ya, definitely not a particularly enjoyable experience, as I'm currently going through my options. (The red beast is going to be going away soon)

However, it really depends on the dealership, I've had 1 horrible experience, and 4 quite nice ones. (Although we haven't touched on any $$$ aspects yet)

Sunday, August 09, 2009 2:48:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

You're totally right. I had a not good experience at a dealership the first time I thought about buying a new car (a couple of years ago) and it threw me off for ages! It's good when you find a dealership you're comfortable working with for sure.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:23:00 pm  
Blogger Yvonne said...

As exhausting as buying a car's peanuts compared to buying a house! And then selling that house because you are breaking up with your partner and neither of you can afford the mortgage payments on your own.

Also, I don't feel grown up enough to have a will even though I realize I should have one. ;(

Monday, August 17, 2009 1:58:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Oh noes! That does *not* sound nice :(

(And I hear you on the will thing. I never even thought of that!)

Monday, August 17, 2009 3:54:00 pm  

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