trying to preach.
I didn't meet my wife until I was 31. Back then, I thought I would NEVER meet my "soulmate". We still haven't been blessed with children, and sadly I don't think that will change. And although we're FLAT BROKE (sorry Michael), we are happy to have food on the table. Can't say the same for many others, much less for those who live on the streets.
I would also give an arm and 10 years off my life to have my mother alive(don't know about my father - even if he's alive or not) who passed away over 5 years ago and STILL, to this moment - my heart ACHES for her. I say that because it has NOT gotten any easier for me despite what some have told me. You should go hug your parents right now. If they ask why, you can say "just because".
Many people, much older than you live with their parents. They either haven't been able to move out or they've had to move back in. YOU ARE NOT ALONE:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/26/living/college-grads-moving-ho... -and- http://www.forbes.com/sites/moneywisewomen/2012/06/06/failur...
Not to mention, I would LOVE to have your age & youth again. For that alone, you my friend, are the ENVY of many.
Stop trying to rush life and ENJOY it at the moment for it can be gone next year, month, tomorrow, or hour. Be grateful that you have food, a roof, a car, a degree, vision, hearing, arms, legs, etc.
Do you HAVE to have a family within the next 3 years? Maybe it's meant for you to have your own place before that happens. Try to see things as not being so immediately necessary.
You're doing the "right" thing as long as you don't fall in to the traps of alcohol or drugs in order to escape. You're stressed? Try meditating & yoga. You'll find that they are tremendous stress relievers. If you're an animal lover, see if it's ok with your parents to get a pet. It'll cost you, but you can always cut back a little or get a part time job somewhere to help pay the extra cost. Having another life that depends on you is very rewarding in itself. We have 2 cats & my wife HATED cats before, but now ADORES them. Life changing is all I can say.
Take ADVANTAGE of the internet before it gets regulated. You can learn ANYTHING on the internet/youtube for FREE. This will keep you busy and your mind occupied. Take what you learn and offer classes. It's up to you to charge people and make some additional money or charge very little to nothing and feel rewarded inside while meeting new people(your future soulmate may not have enough money to take those classes). You can always volunteer somewhere as well.
I would tell you to write down how you feel at this very moment, but you already have. So my advice to you is to "hang in there" and see what next year brings for you may even be surprised to win the lottery or meet your future spouse. Thing is, life is FULL OF SURPRISES and I bet if you ask around, most didn't expect what panned out for their lives. If you'd read this 10 years later(you'd still be younger than me - GRRR), you'd most likely laugh.
Since you're 27 - you may recognize the following:
"Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous you really looked…."
"Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
on some idle Tuesday."
I'll end this long boring advice of mine with "I miss my mom" : (
http://www.mediafire.com/?s4snpbpsts5b3 - Thx sovereignjanice
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