When adults over the age of 30 hear how much I pay in student loans each month they gasp. I truly enjoy the look of horror on their faces. They just can’t believe that my student loans are over $500 a month.
I just smile and nod my head. That’s just one of the challenges that being a twenty-something in 2012 brings. On top of huge loans, its extremely difficult to find a job.
Because most twenty-somethings are in enormous amounts of debt and are having trouble finding jobs, it’s next to impossible to move out of our childhood homes. This means that we can’t really “start” our lives.
The dreams and passions that we have are put on hold, just so we can make ends meet.
Just moving out on my own is a daunting though. I have a full time job that I work very hard at,but I don’t see much of the money I make.It usually goes towards student loans or my savings account.
This post really isn’t news to anyone my age. I am really writing this blog to parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who have twenty-somethings in their lives. Don’t judge us because we have not moved out of the house yet. Don’t judge us because we complain about our jobs. (Chances are we are working jobs we don’t like just to get by.)
Give us some time. I promise we really will figure it all out.