A Mind is a Terrible Thing To Waste…
Most of my time is spent at work. This isn’t shocking since most Americans have consuming job(s). In all honesty 40 hours a week isn’t all the bad, it’s short actually. So why do I feel like I never have enough free time? I could chalk it all up to sheer exhaustion, but I’m positively sure that’s not true. I think the main reason I feel so anxious once I get out of work is because I still haven’t convinced myself that I’m an adult just yet. Obviously, I tried to say the exact opposite when I was only 18 years old, but lets be honest. Maturity doesn’t occur to humans until they’re around the age of 24 or 25. There’s always going to be exceptions, but for the most part it’s true.
I bought a house when I was 23. At the time I thought I was sane and a put together individual. In some ways, I was, it was a good decision-but maybe not the BEST decision. I moved out of my parent’s house and bought my own house when I was 23. While I’m glad I did it, I wish I would have waited another year or so. I didn’t listen to this however, because I wanted to move. My parents, while amazing and the best parents a kid could have, they make a lot of rules. So while I saved some money, I didn’t think it through. I should have saved a lot. Instead I only saved a few thousand.
Okay, so while this might seem like another, “I can’t believe I’m grown up” post. This post is mainly directed to those who still live with their parents. It used to be such a stigma, living with your parents was equated to dating a felon. Now, it should be a common thing. It is expensive to live on your own! Even if you have a roommate, living outside of your parent’s house is expensive. You think of things like, “Oh crap, I need scissors. Mom used to buy scissors, why don’t I have one pair of scissors?
So yes, there is a negative connotation to living with your parents in your twenties. Why should it be though. There should be no shame in wanting to be financially smart and stick with your parents for another year or so. Do you ever feel like it’s impossible to find a full time job? I even have a full time job and I still struggle with surviving money wise.