In honor of the 20th anniversary of HP entering this world in the life-changing month of June 1997, the latest version of Expectation vs. Real Life is honorably themed after Harry Potter himself. After all, this series did teach us many things, brought meaning to life, and reminded us how boring our lives really are. For all you twenty-somethings out there, here's a muggle's struggle.
1. Turning 11
Expectation: AWESOME and MAGICAL
Reality: An early-life reminder that you're not magical and you won't be able to marry Harry Potter
2. Getting Into College
Expectation: the Sorting Hat puts you in the most perfect college, the perfect program, etc.
Reality: You literally have to win the lottery to get in college
3. Your Professors
Expectation: Bad*** witches and wizards teaching you awesome stuff
Reality: Boring, old people giving you a billion boring, old things to read
4. Your School Year
Expectation: Action-packed (starting in the spring semester, obvi) and basically life-or-death
Reality: Death by boredom
Expectation: Meeting a low-key celebrity and becoming BFFs
Reality: Meeting your best friend at lunch on the first day because you both fought for the same, remote spot away from everyone else
6. Losing Your Keys
Expectation: No problem! Accio keys... and accio car!
Reality: You're 30 minutes late to a meeting and lose your job
7. Chores and All Other Basic Responsibilities
Expectations: Bewitch some stuff and watch TV, win-win