“Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.” – Oliver Goldsmith
Once a person slides through the birth canal and pops out into the world, it’s “game on”, the journey has begun. Nope you can’t go back. No matter how hard you try, you can’t scratch and claw your way back into the birth canal and hide. Now put on your big boy/girl panties and grab life by the horns because it is going to be one hell of a ride.
The first eighteen years is tough. For the biggest part of those years, someone else makes decisions for you. There will be times that you will swear those people making those decisions have only one purpose in life. Yep. In this complicated world, believe it or not, just one. Make your life as miserable as they can! When you start thinking this way, the odds are that you have graduated to teenager status and at this point you know it all.
Then that big day comes. You achieve adulthood and the biggest surprise, you are alive. You survived. Now we are going to see what you are made of. You thought it was tough when the internet was down for 3 days, well you ain’t seen anything yet.
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha
Now folks this stat may blow you away. Americans between the ages of 18-34 are more likely to live with their parents than in any other living situation. Pew Research Center’s analysis found that in that age group 32.1 percent will live with their parents. Marriage/Cohabitating 31.6 percent, Alone/Head of Household 14%, Other 22% Men are more likely to live with their parents while women are more likely to take a spouse or partner. Now I don’t know about the rest of you but these numbers blow me away. Damn if I did that I bet I would still have a curfew of midnight. In high school my dates could stay out longer than me. Needless to say I didn’t stay at home until I was 34. Nope. Instead I learned how to cook and do laundry. Do you know how embarrassing it is when your date’s dad says have her home by 1 a.m. and you say I will sir. Little did he know I had to be home at midnight.
“Life is a journey and it’s about growing and changing and coming to terms with who and what you are and loving who and what you are.” – Kelly McGillis
Well I hope you enjoyed the blog today. I appreciate you stopping by and reading it. Shh, don’t read so loud you might wake them up and they might throw me out. I am still blown away that more people live with their parents than with a partner or spouse. Be sure to spread the love.