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I’m living with my parents to save money to travel around the world for a year. And it totally sucks.
I mean, I’m like 22 years old, I just graduated from college, and I’m living with my parents. Ugh.
It wouldn’t be so bad if they’d just leave me alone, but I feel like I have no freedom and so many rules to follow. It’s like I’m 16 again. I can’t wait until Zach and I have enough money to get out of here.
My parents keep asking me when I’m going to get a real job.
I’ve been working as a waitress at Applebees. They don’t realize how hard it is to deal with customers all day long and think I need to get a real job. Like I’m not working hard or whatever. But I don’t want a “real” job because I’m just planning to quit as soon as I have enough money to travel. Why should I bother looking for something that’s even harder? And what am I supposed to do with an English degree anyways?
They’re making me pay rent.
I’m living in my parent’s house and they’re making me pay them to stay there. What the hell? I lived there all my life without paying to. Granted it’s only like $150 a month which is way less than having an apartment would be. But still. I have travel to save for!
They’re making me do chores.
I’m already paying rent and they’re making me do chores too? What am I, twelve? They make me put the dishes in the dishwasher after dinner. They make me vacuum a couple times a month. And they bug me to clean my room. OMG, it’s my room I can live how I want.
They think I’m wasting my money while I’m saving it.
Yes, I’m trying to save money to travel so I don’t have have to go into debt to travel the world. But I can’t lock myself at home all week and do nothing. I want to see my friends and go out to the bars whenever I have a night off of work. And I’m sorry but I need a grande vanilla latte to even think of surviving a shift waitressing. They are constantly on my case that I’m wasting my money. It sucks.
They still don’t get why I want to travel the world.
My parents don’t understand why I want to travel around the world. They are constantly questioning why I want to go traveling instead of getting a good job and apartment and boyfriend like my older sister. And it’s so annoying that they are always questioning me! UGH!
Are you living with your parents to save money to travel? Doesn’t it totally suck?