Our twenties are a strange time where we're expected to act like adults without any real world experience. Because let's face it, living in campus housing off student loans is not real world experience. No one teaches you how to file taxes or read a lease, so when our moms don't pick up the phone there's only one thing to turn to, Google.
Google answers all of our embarrassing questions without judgement, and without it, many of us would probably starve and still be working on that math problem from freshmen year. Since so many of us sit behind our screen and wonder how the hell everyone seems to have it so together, let's join together for a moment and admit all the things we've all Googled at least once. Or twice, no judgement.
Basic cooking facts.Raise your hand if you've ever searched how much water you need to cook some white rice? (*raises hand) With no more dining hall to keep us fed and lack of money to eat out daily, learning to cook becomes much more of a necessity in your twenties. Suddenly you become paranoid about what will happen if your chicken breast doesn't cook all the way through and are constantly debating the importance of preheating. Thankfully we have Google, which will inevitably lead us to a Pinterest recipe that looked way easier online.
Laundry information.I have a bone to pick. Why is it that 90% of my wardrobe is hand wash? Or worse, dry clean?! Ain't nobody got time for that. Hand wash in my life translates to perm press, whatever the hell that means. Dry clean means it will probably never be worn or washed, leaving me bitter over the fact that a good portion of my wardrobe is unusable. When moms aren't around to tell us which fabrics shrink, Google has our back on which items are totally fine with being washed normally, despite what the stupid tags say.
Jobs that pay a lot of money with no experience.Please tell me I'm not the only girl that's ever looked up how much donating my eggs would pay? Because I have, multiple times. And I've looked into surrogacy! No shame in my game. If you've never Googled the salary of a stripper or nanny, whichever you're best suited for, can we trade lives? Cause you clearly have it all together.
How to fill out simple job applications.Even though we are all completely capable of drafting an email with our resume attached, why do we still feel the need to Google how to end an email and how much is too much? Instead of taking time to apply for jobs, we focus our energy on looking at other resumes, cover letter formats and the proper way to say goodbye without sounding to informal.
Relationship advice.While we would all prefer to go to our friends for advice, sometimes it's 3am and you just don't want to call them. Or they are so fed up with your relationship that they will choose to not answer. Google is great for getting millions of opinions of what that text really meant and how soon is too soon to reply. No, the opinions of strangers on the internet will never be as good as those of your friends, but you gotta work with what you've got.
Medical opinions.Sure, most of us have insurance, but what's the point of having it if our moms don't book our appointments anymore. I have zero shame in admitting my mom forces books me all my appointments, and in my defense, the woman can make any receptionist squeeze me in. When our moms don't answer the phone and we're too lazy to go to urgent care, Google is always there to make our illness seem 100x worse. Yes our headache could be just a headache, but maybe it's a tumor, so why not finish off that bucket of ice cream?
What's one embarrassing thing you've Googled lately? Or more than once. Or every single time because your brain refuses to remember anything other than song lyrics!