When You’re The Last Friend Whose Career Hasn’t Popped Off

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You can get incredibly lucky with your group of friends as far as emotional development goes. You can find an incredible group of women who seem to learn their lessons about love and life at around the same time, making it really easy to bond and grow together. But, your emotional development is something you have some control over; your career—not so much. And no matter how much you have in common with your close circle of friends, things can get a bit awkward if everybody’s career has already taken off…except for yours. It’s a shame because you only have so much control over that. You can work incredibly hard, be more than qualified, and do all the right things, and still find that success comes later for you than others. When all of your buddies are well established in their careers and settled into a flow of success and you’re…struggling…things can get weird. Here is what it’s like to be the last friend whose career pops off.

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You’re not as rich—naturally

Practically speaking, you aren’t making enough money. So, to your friends, taking $30 worth of Ubers to bars where cocktails cost $14 might be a “casual” night. For you, that’s a serious expense. You often have to sit out girls’ night because of your financial differences.

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