Since I started blogging I never got too personal on here, but I figured when the time came I would use this space to kind of write out my thoughts and feelings on a current life situations. New Darlings wrote a post the other day about life and it really struck a chord with me.
I'll first start out by mentioning - I'm 24 years old and still live at home with my parents. It's not the most ideal situation, but I am very grateful my parents have always provided a roof over my head among all the other things they do for me. Living at home with my parents has it's pros and cons. It's been a blessing living with them because it has given me the opportunity to save for college and pay for it on my own, as well as saving to afford my 3 month Euro trip. But one of the hardest things is not having a place to make and call my own. Ruben and I have been together over 6 years and have never had a place to call our own. We are thankful both our families have been so warm and welcoming in letting us live between homes, but it's hard.
My parents recently sold our family home that I've grown up and lived in for the past 15 years. I'm so happy for them because they are building their dream house that they will soon retire in.This also gives me the push to figure out where Ruben and I are going to live, and we have begun to look. I'm at an age where all my friends are buying homes, getting married and starting their families and I start to wonder - what am I doing with my life? We have been saving for so long to buy our dream home (one of the reason's we live with our parents) but it's just so hard and frustrating in this day and age. The market is so high, and places get taken right away or it breaks out into full on bidding wars. This isn't ideal for us, so now we are resorting to something that wasn't quite what we planned - renting.
Renting in and around the Greater Toronto Area is not only expensive, but again, so hard to find! Once you find the perfect place that is within your budget, it's gone. Everyone is in the same boat and I'm becoming more and more emotionally drained and hopeless. We are looking into a few more places this week and I can only hope to remain optimistic and calm throughout this process. It can definitely be daunting to try and figure out your life so quickly when you least expected it. Graciously, my parents have offered to allow us to stay with them when they move, but I think it's time we fly the coop. I will continue to remind myself everything happens for a reason as we try to figure this all out.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it. - Ferris Bueller.
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