Millennial Problems: I Live with My Parents

I love my parents and I am completely thankful for everything they do for me, but they get on my damn nerves! And I mean that with all the love in the world lol. Once you leave the nest and go off to college, living at home is never the same. Over the last 9 and a half years I have moved in and out of my parent’s house about three times, with the exception of moving home during winter and summer college breaks. But now that I have gotten through the whole undergrad and graduate thing, I think it’s time to devise a plan to move out and never return; I’ll make an exception for holidays.

What is it like to be 27 and live at home in your childhood bedroom? It’s like living in a low security prison. You have a little bit of freedom, but you’re still being watched and your every move is noted. I sneak out of the house to go on job interviews, because I don’t want to be asked a million questions, before I get to the actual interview. Most of the time I keep all information about jobs to myself. If I tell them I have a morning interview they will surely wake me up approximately 10 minutes before my alarm is set to go off and they will tell me when I need to leave out. I wouldn’t say that my parents are overbearing, they’re just nosy as hell!!! They don’t know how to let me be an adult sometimes.

I have survived living with my parents for the last 2 years, and I know that when the time comes for me to move out (hopefully very soon) I’ll truly appreciate having my own living space. I look forward to not having to make late night trips to the store and hear my name being called “CRYSTAL!” only to go to their room to be told to turn off a light or refill their water. My mama has gotten in the habit of calling my cell phone, while we’re about 20 feet from each other, to ask for the most absurd things, like a stick of gum. It is absolutely annoying!

From my experience of being a millennial living with her parents, I have learned to laugh at mostly everything. I see these two crazy people as more than just my parents; I’ve realized that they are going to get on my nerves, because they are human beings. Most of it is probably payback for my childhood years. Yeah – I probably deserve most of the stuff I have to deal with. All in all, I know that I am blessed to have a place to stay, food, water, and Wi-Fi. I am blessed to have my parents, so I will appreciate them while they’re here. But… I cannot wait to appreciate having peace, quiet, and privacy! Patience grasshopper, patience.

12 thoughts on “Millennial Problems: I Live with My Parents

  1. I love my mom so much for taking me in after grad school, but for real it’s exactly how you said it: low security prison. I to am so thankful for the roof over my head but can’t wait to move out and not have to worry about waking people up when I walk in at 3am in the morning. Great post, you’re not alone. Ohhh and lemme know when you finally move out!!!

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    1. Yes! I surely will! My situation is the other way around, my room is basically a walkway. So when my parents come home from partying, which they party almost every weekend, I have to hear them come in at 3 or 4am. I have got to get my life together so I can leave! lol


  2. The grass is always greener on the other side. As a fellow millennial (3o years old), my parents moved overseas (I live in Canada) since I was 17 years old. On the one hand it taught me to become financially independent pretty quickly as joining them overseas is not an option for me right now. But I miss their presence and their wisdom and advice (especially from my mom as we are close). I see them every 3-4 years or so (flights are not cheap) and miss them all the time.
    Financially, I had to take on massive student loan debt to finance my undergrad and graduate degree, then spend another 2.5 years paying it off. Now as my husband and I (whom I met in univ) plan financially for the future (i.e. saving for retirement, buying a house, kids etc), it will take us that much longer to save as we cannot move back home to save on cost and amass a big enough down payment to keep up with rising cost of living (as many millennials have the opportunity to do)
    I totally see where you are coming from though, but use this opportunity to soak up as much advice and life knowledge as possible and also get ahead financially.

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    1. I completely understand. I’ve never lived more than an hour from my parents, I couldn’t imagine not being able to see them whenever I want. Right now I think I need that space from my parents. Absence does make the heart grow fonder, well, for me it does lol. This may sound weird, but I actually crave adult responsibility. I want to be able to fully take care of myself and not have to depend on anyone else. I look forward to that time, but I will soak up this time in my life. I know that once I move out, I probably won’t be able to spend a lot of time with them.

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