I moved back home with my parents after college. I didn’t have any real job prospects, and knew this would be the best way to save money. I mean, it was done begrudgingly. When I was in college I imagined I’d be moving out after graduation and living on my own…I wish!
Currently, I’m still living with them…but now I don’t mind it so much. A couple of my friends live with their parents as well, which has made it easier to be in town. It really is a good way to save money, and I am really close with my family so I don’t have many complaints.
But I have heard comments from others along the lines of “You’re 25 years old why are you still living at home?” And that sucks.
Did you know a record 21.6 million “Millennials” are living back with their parents? Obviously it is not an ideal situation, but you gotta do what you gotta do when the economy is down. I hate when people assume “living at home” means you’re a lazy bum who doesn’t work. I actually have a job, and am an entrepreneur…my choice lies in that I want to save my money for my not-so-distant wedding and to buy a house instead of rent. One of my friends said, “The thought of paying rent makes me sick.”
I’d love to live in my own place, set my own rules, be free to do whatever…and that will come soon. And yes, sometimes it’s hard seeing how other people are buying houses or making these big moves, which can lead to some insecurity. But for now, it is nice to have someone to take turns with in terms of cooking dinner. And I always have a workout or running buddy. Or just someone to hang out with and go shopping with.
So why do some people judge so much? I mean, in other cultures (such as my own, I was born in Paraguay), people don’t leave their homes until they get married!
Not really sure where this post led me, but it was good to rant a little bit. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic!
Did you/do you live at home after college? What was your experience like?
What do you think about college students moving back in with their parents?
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