Plain and simple, we all live our own lifestyles. Most of us choose where we want to live, with whom and for how long. But there are times and events that constitute a change of pace.
Within the past month, I graduated college and moved back in with my parents. If someone would have asked me four years ago if I'd ever move back in with my folks, I would have said no. But with an economy that's been turned upside down and is just starting turn turn around (hopefully), I don't have many options.
This weekend, I watched my best friend's animals while her and her fiance were hiking the Grand Canyon. It was a dream come true! I stayed at their condo, swam in the pool and walked the puppy around the nice gated community. I tried to pet their diva kitty Tink, but my allergies got the best of me.
While staying there I did a lot of thinking. While I'm living with my parents who go to bed at 9 p.m., unless they're waiting up for me at the end of the night, she's tucked into the privacy of her home with her fiance. Can you sense my jealousy?
Here's the thing. After living on my own for four years, it's a bit difficult to have someone dictate my daily routine. I no longer get to choose the coffee I brew in the morning (I guess I could buy my own and ask others not to use it, but that could be awkward...) or the meals I eat in the evening. We eat as a family, which is great, but it's not what I'm used to.
So here's my dilema. Do I allow myself to "settle" for the generosity of my parents so that I can pay back my student loans quicker, or do I try to make ends meet and live a more desirable lifestyle?
It looks like I have a lot of thinking and researching to do...
What makes your lifestyle unique? How do you make decisions so that you're happier on a daily basis?
HAPPY MONDAY, XO!