Before Having a Kid, Try Having a Puppy!

Here you are. All finished with your undergrad, fingers are sore from all the essay writing, pockets are emptier than a Jacksonville Jaguar’s game (they’re an NFL team… no seriously. It’s not just Patriots and Browns). As fate would have it, you end up meeting that special someone and life is jus-


OK so you’re both moved in and pretty much everything is perfect. You’re engaged, careers are working out, loans are 3/8 paid off, and you guys feel like you’re ready to bring another member of the family aboard. You go through all of the logistics of having a child; the money element, the amount of supervision needed, the fact that when you travel on airplanes that you’ll be “that couple” with the screaming baby. It’s scary, it’s adventurous, and it’s scary. Lot’s of pacing is involved in this decision but before you wear out the soles of your slippers, I’m here to tell you about a wonderful alternative.

What’s furry, adorable, very attentive, and loves you the moment you scratch it’s head? A puppy! What’s always photogenic, loves to cuddle, and greets you with kisses the second you walk through the door? A Puppy! What loves you unconditionally, wants to protect you, and always puts you first? A PUPPY! 

Yes these adorable little creatures are the absolute best! Sure they’ll be some training involved. Accidents will happen. You’ll probably have to set a small budget aside for all their mistakes and destruction. But a dog will reward you in ways that a poop-covered baby doesn’t have the ability to do yet!

Let’s not forget, a puppy/dog will actually listen to you when it’s name is called. It will protect you from strangers and dangers even if it doesn’t stand a chance. Heck the little guy or gal will nab you tons of Instagram Likes!

Whereas a baby will make your lives hell for the first 18 years, a puppy will bring you joy from Day one and onward! You don’t have to worry about feeding it because a dog will scarf down just about anything. You don’t have to pay for school, vet visits will be way less than doctor visits, and having a dog will encourage you to go outside and get fresh air while they roll around in the wet grass. Sure a puppy/dog might be difficult to bathe every now and then, but it’s way more difficult to change a baby’s diaper WHILE it’s going potty at the same time.

Take it from me, a proud dog owner who feels that a dog can help change your life and bring happiness without so much maintenance. And if not me, take it from the good people at Collegehumor below.


Remaking the Blog, Advice After College

Dun… Dun… DUNNNNNN!!!!!!!!! Good morning, Good afternoon, and Good evening everybody! Welcome to the site formerly known as You see, after lots of brainstorming and research, I have decided to remake the blog into something more useful and way more compatible for people to use as a source of advice and help.

Now as useful as advice from a guy named Jack may seem, it doesn’t really tell you much. Admittingly, it wasn’t the best choice for a title. We all make mistakes. But now it’s time to move on and create a better blog!

So why after college? Simple… I’m graduating!!! 6-Figure jobs and 401k here I come! But forreals.. what IS supposed to happen after college? We’re supposed to have a definitive pathway leading us to good working jobs thanks to the four (or five) years of service we paid getting a piece of paper. You may want to sit down for this next part but… what if this piece of paper doesn’t guarantee a job off the bat?

Oh hey! You’re back, I think you passed out after reading that last line (QUICK, DON’T READ IT AGAIN!). Joking aside, I want to help you all figure out this confusing time in your lives because it just seems like you’re on your own. But I’ll let you in on a little secret.

This is the ABSOLUTE BEST TIME IN YOUR LIFE. You can take all the risks that you normally see T.V. show characters taking, you can start a new life, experiment with different career paths, and you have nothing to lose.

Sure you may have student loans, but are you really going to wait until you’re in your 40’s to take a chance and travel somewhere new? You can’t. Right now your responsibility lists are minimal while your potential is at an all time high! Take advantage of this opportunity to do something crazy!

That’s all I have for now.  But I’m super excited to figure this all out with you! Check back often for new articles and hey! Keep up with me on IG @Adviceaftercollege !



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