A Recap Of The Places I’ve Lived In My Twenties

I think I am the exception to most people my age, but since graduating college I will have lived in 5 different places. I graduated at 22 and am now 24 to put things in context for you. That’s 5 places in 2 and a half years and you can bet they were all life lessons.

When I graduated from college, I convinced my parents to let me stay at the house I’d been living in the past two years of college because I got an internship sort of nearby. College campuses in the summer are a whole new type of weird I can’t even explain and they are also very empty. I spent a lot of time living between different houses and traveling a long ways to work. When the internship ended, I moved home and got a job there.

Living at home is definitely something I know a lot of people can relate to. It’s like you automatically revert back  to your 16 year old self when living with your parents. My parents had moved out of my childhood home when I was in college, so this was pretty strange for me. I didn’t really have my own room that was truly mine with any space for my stuff. I saved a lot of money, but my job was very basic and my parents were driving me nuts. So 6 months after I moved in, I got a new job and moved out.

I was in a rush and on a deadline, so I moved into a house with 3 other roommates. They were all strangers and they continued to be strangers the 10 months I lived there. I’m not very outgoing and everyone was on different schedules and were different ages. I spent most of the time in my room or tip toeing to the bathroom and kitchen. I really thought it was going to be super temporary, but I stayed there for almost a year until it became just too weird for me.

So, I moved out again. This time into a single apartment with a small kitchenette attached to the living room. I was paying for everything myself so I didn’t buy cable/wifi and I also didn’t have a freezer or oven. I’m coming up on a year at this apartment and it’s kind of amazing that I lived without things that a lot of people consider necessities. While I loved the apartment, it was time to take a next step and move in with my boyfriend.

In a few weeks we’ll be moving into a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with a loft that I’m obsessed with. After this, I really hope to stay put for a while because anyone who has moved a lot knows that moving in and out is not fun. At all.

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6 thoughts on “A Recap Of The Places I’ve Lived In My Twenties

  1. I moved around a lot in my 20s. And I can definitely say that I’m over it now. I know the place where I am now is not going to last forever. But I’m hoping that the next move I make will be in a home with my bf. If I move again, I plan on making it my last time for awhile!

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  2. I can relate to so much of this – I lived in an apartment my senior year of college, and I got to experience empty college campuses while everyone else went home for summer/winter break. It’s almost spooky how quiet and lonely everything gets.
    When I graduated from college, I moved back in with my parents. I, too, experienced how weird it was to almost regress back to my teenage years. While my parents respected my space and gave me much more freedom, I still felt as if I was a child.
    I moved into an apartment with my husband about 2 years ago, and we’ve stayed put ever since. I can’t wait until we buy our first house that we can really settle into!

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