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 and/or commiserate with the list below, and check out "The5 Best Things About Living At Home In Your 20's."
It's quite difficult living at home in your 20's when you are trying to:
1. GO THROUGH THE DAY WITHOUT HAVING TO EXPLAIN YOUR FUTURE AMBITIONS
Have your career goals changed? Are you going to be content doing that for the rest of your life? Where are things going with him? The list goes on, and we constantly have to be reminded of how little we know about our own lives.
2. STAY AT SOMEONE'S HOUSE OVERNIGHT
Walk of shame, personified.
3. MOVE TO THE NEXT PHASE OF YOUR LIFE
Every. Thing. Reminds. You. Of. The. Past. You can't help but always think of the person you were in high school. And you are so very far removed from her.
4. NOT PLAY THE RAPID-FIRE QUESTION GAME
What are you doing today? Where are you going? When will you get back? Can you pick up a 24 pack of water bottles? Will you make it to Aunt Sylvia's husband’s son's graduation? Can you call her to RSVP even if you can't? It would really mean a lot to me.
5. NOT FEEL LIKE AN ALCOHOLIC IF YOU HAVE A BEER AFTER WORK
Mom, I'm sorry Uncle Greg was an alcoholic but I'm a 120lb female and one beer after work makes me feel nice and sleepy and rebellious enough where I can still live with myself.
But in the end, we need to remember that this is temporary. The next phase of our lives will be much more independent. There is always a positive side to every negative, right?