I never thought I’d be in one place for too long. In my 20's, that has certainly turned out to be true. After graduating from college, I landed a job as a digital producer at Oxygen and also juggled being in a band. When the band got a record deal, I left my office job to record an album and go on tour. Music was my dream. But a few years later, I realized the band lifestyle wasn’t for me. At 26, I had gone from living on my own with a great job to living out of a suitcase while pursuing a lofty dream to moving back home with my parents, not knowing where life will take me next. What better place to figure it all out than in a rent-free room with the best roommates ever? (Hi mom.) Enjoy the list below, and check out "The 5 WORST Things About Living At Home In Your 20's."
1. SAVING MONEY
The number one excuse that everyone offers up when they admit to still living at home is that they're saving a ton of money. This is true. Most of us who live at home aren’t required to pay any sort of rent, so in this case, we are saving money. Sometimes the money we save goes to shopping and going out, and we give the excuse to ourselves, "well I'm not paying rent." So I guess this one may go into both categories.
2. BEING IN A FAMILIAR, COMFORTABLE PLACE
Your bed. Your glorious bed. There is nothing like it. And you know where everything is in your room because it has been that way since you were 10. Sometimes, you don’t even want to leave it.
A fully stocked fridge is a coveted entity -- enjoy this while you still can. And those home-cooked meals aren’t going to last forever… unless you really plan on sticking around.
4. PRETENDING YOU'RE STILL IN COLLEGE
When the rents go away, the kids (who are actually grown adults) will probably still play. Flip cup ensues.
5. FAMILY TIME
This might be the only time in your life that you can spend this much time with your family. When you move away and your life gets busier, this will be the time you remember most with them. And let’s face it... parents have great advice sometimes.