Growing Up Sucks! Podcast

Growing Up Sucks! Podcast

Latest Episodes

The Top 5 Job Search Tips for Recent Graduates – GUS Ep. 29
July 20, 2021

Everyone gets anxious when it's time to graduate and find a job. Luckily, we have Kelsey Thompson on the podcast to help Heather in her job search. Listen in as we cover the top five things you can do

One recent grad’s top 5 pieces of advice for incoming college students – GUS Ep. 28
July 06, 2021

What are the top five pieces of advice you'd give a brand new college student? Heather shares her answers. I think they are definitely good ones. But I wouldn't have thought to start with one that so

Losing a best friend and speaking up to a new friend – GUS Ep. 27
June 24, 2021

How do you get over losing your best friend? What happens when, a long time later, one of you reaches out? Can we reframe what happened in the past? Also, are we really making the right attributions when we speculate on the causes of our friends' actio...

Let’s talk money and all the things you should hear in your twenties – GUS Ep. 26
June 15, 2021

Heather worked for two years and then went to college. It taught her to budget her money carefully and to only spend money that she actually had in her pocket. Importantly, no credit cards. She's now ready to learn the next stages of budgeting and buil...

How do you not overload yourself? How do you stop proving yourself? How do you quit something? – GUS Ep. 25
May 12, 2021

Some people take on too much. And they only notice it when things have already gotten too stressful or deadlines are missed. We discuss noticing your own behavior and watching how you react to things. These are great indicators of how you are doing.

It’s “exceptionalities”, not “disabilities” – and other great things we can learn from an amazing young woman who is helping others every single day – GUS Ep. 24
May 05, 2021

Emily is giving herself to her students before, during, and after class. And she's studying for her Master's. Hopefully a Ph.D. someday, so she can help even more. But her struggles are real and sometimes painful. Among her many medical issues,

Recent college graduates ARE making it in the real world, but it’s challenging – just ask Katie – GUS Ep. 23
April 29, 2021

Katie graduated college right at the start of the pandemic. Recent college graduates ARE making it in the real world. She used college to figure out where her boundaries were for adding things to her plate and she worked on her confidence. Now,

Anxiety about graduating and the future is very high right now. Focus on the controllables – GUS Ep. 22
April 19, 2021

Kyle is worried about his future. Frankly, he's worried about his whole generation's future. Partly because his own future is up in the air. He's changed major. He doesn't know what he wants to do when he graduates.

A young woman comes out as gay to her father – GUS Ep. 21
April 13, 2021

It can be a very scary situation for many young people - to share with their parents that they are gay, bisexual or transgender. One brave woman shares her story. But her story is not typical. Her father, though heterosexual,

Meet a young entrepreneur who’s made it all work out despite some serious early struggles – GUS Ep. 20
April 09, 2021

Seth is a recent college grad who has a full-time job but has also started his own media property called In-Between Media. Now it has a staff, thousands of hits, and lots of content (though it still does a great job with fantasy football).