Yup. Just like that.
I was recently living in my skin and minding my business when suddenly I was summoned into a conversation about living with your parents. I am currently living with my mother and unashamed. The gist of the conversation was that if you were over 25 you shouldn’t be living with your parents. My position on this topic is quite the opposite. I believe that if your parents offer you a resource that you need or one that could make your life a little easier you should take it. I don’t know about anyone else but suffering and struggling really doesn’t go well with me. I am patiently waiting for the day that I wake up rich but until then I will be waking up from the comforts of my mom’s house with breakfast waiting for me in the kitchen. Honestly every time I even talk to my mother about moving out she just wants me to wait until I get married (that’s the traditional African in her talking, but I'm planning for it to happen before then).
I’m a deadbeat. Yea, no. I’m not going to defend my reasoning for living with my mother by telling you all the ways in which I contribute to the household because I honestly don’t think it really matters. Now I know there is someone out there living with their parents and watching them suffer and being disrespectful to them but this isn’t their part of the program. I also won’t discuss the choices I made in life that led to me having to be in this predicament, again that’s immaterial.
I have so many friends that are ashamed to admit that they still live at home, understandably so, since society wants you to be grown and on your own, but the way my student loans and lower than expected salary is set up I may be here for a while.
I like my momma. I don’t know about the rest of yall but my mom cracks me up and I know she loves me because she always asks me if I’m hungry and is always willing to make me my favorite meals. I am entering 2018 more care free than I ever have. It’s sad that it took me 28 years to feel this comfortable with my life and it funny because my life is absolutely not together. I mean in overweight, unsure about my career, I have a master’s degree that I don’t think I’m really using, debt that I don’t want to talk about and I feel like I’m going to be single for the rest of my life. I have come to terms with the facts that make up my life and I don’t try to make my grass appear any greener than it is.
In this social media filtered life I really cherish my friends who consistently keep things real with and hold no judgements because we are all struggling with something and none of us have our lives together but are somehow waking up every day and making shit happen. The most important thing I have ever learned was to live my life at my own pace and never to compare my life to others (its hard but you got to do it), and on that note I gotta go, I think I hear my momma calling me now!