Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bittersweet Moments

Don't we always have lots of these in life? Bittersweet moments where you're happy and sad at the same time. I guess that is how I feel about moving out of my apartment where I've flourished for the past eight months and back into my parents house towards the end of May.

Part of me is happy to move back home since I love my parents and it will be nice to not have to worry about utility and food expenses and things like that. I'll be closer to just about everywhere I go except for school. I will be next door to a pool again in the summer. I get to re-decorate my room and change things around and get a new bigger TV.

But I'll definitely miss this apartment. Things have been weird around here for the past month or so...but it is still my place. It has the privacy I always craved. I can come and go as I please and not worry about parents bothering me when I want to be completely alone. And my favorite part of the own bathroom! I will definitely miss that!

But time moves on. Moving back in with the parents is what I have to do for now until I graduate and have a real job of my own. Then I can entertain whatever possibility I want. I can stay with them for a while and save more money or I can find someone to live with again. It is a scary time but also an exciting one to feel like the future can be anything I want it to be. And it is definitely a nice feeling knowing that I can live on my own and the time spent living with my parents won't be for a super long time.

Any advice for those of you who lived on their own and had to move back home for a while?


  1. I had to move back in with my parents last year (and I've just turned 30!!!! Crap.) due to temporary employment and then going back to being a student. We get along great so for the most part, it's fine. But there are times. Times that make me want to scream, times that make me really depressed (I'm 30 and living at home? Kill me now), times that just make me crave my own living room. I'm lucky though, I get my own bathroom :)

    We have some 'understandings' as well which include, for one, my room is a no-go zone. No matter what. I don't go in their room, they don't go in mine. I also do my own laundry and cleaning etc as I find it helps keep me feel more independent.

    I think if you all respect each others space and needs, it'll be fine. I know it's not forever, they let me stay rent-free and have let my hairy cat take over the lounge suite, so I can't complain too much!

    Good luck :)

  2. Ah, thanks for the advice Annelise! Yeah, I figure I can't complain because I'm saving money but I am going to tell them I need more freedom for sure. I think they realize it though. Best of luck with everything! <3

  3. I had to do this every summer I was in college! Its so hard having to deal with your parents being like "where were you last night?". But just remember to appreciate the fact there are groceries in the cabinet that you didn't buy, and that there is always somewhere around to share a pot of coffee :)

  4. Thank for the advice Sam! I will definitely try to just look at the positives and hope my mom isn't too bad about asking questions.


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