Breakfast: Kashi 7 grain waffle, 1/2 mashed banana, fat-free cottage cheese, cinnamon, & sugar-free syrup
Isn’t it cool how daily devotionals seem to be JUST what you need to hear sometimes? I love how God does that. It makes me feel like He’s really close (even though I know He always is).
Lunch salad: shredded romaine, tomato, snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, & turkey breast lunchmeat, with homemade honey mustard on the side
Truth be told, I’ve been feeling a little defeated recently. Things at home seem to be slipping downhill slowly, and I’m not sure how to deal with it. I will be paying rent, starting next month, and I almost feel like I would rather be staying somewhere else (where I can shower when I want, workout when I want, & come/go as I please) if I’m going to be paying. Not that I don’t love every single person in my family, but it can be frustrating when I get a lecture for spending all my time working out, for a streak left on the countertop after I clean something up, or for not closing my lips around my toothbrush when I brush my teeth. Yes, this is a reality at 22 years-old.
fresh watermelon snack
As much as I appreciate the fact that my parents put a roof over my head and would do anything for me if I asked, I can only handle so much micromanaging at this point in my life. For the most part, I have my own schedule, but I feel like they don’t respect me at all as an adult. In fact, I’ve been told that my job is “a joke”, I don’t “have any real responsibilities”, and I “am very dependant” on them. I thought about things realistically, and I guess they’re right. I feel like nothing I do, in their eyes is respectable.
snack #2: peanut flour paste & baby carrots
-I bought my own car & make payments every month
-I’m on my own car insurance plan & have monthly payments
-I’m paying my way through school (although, Poppa FF did pay for my first two books as a special treat)
-I am on my own cell phone plan which I pay monthly (both sisters and my grandparents are on my parents’)
-I work a full-time job & took full-time classese last semester so I could play college basketball
-I’m taking part-time classes over the summer
Dinner: grilled vegetables (squash, zucchini, peppers, onions, mushrooms) in Free Zesty Italian dressing, grilled chicken
My wonderful boyfriend was the one who brought most of these things to my attention when I was venting to him last night. He is easily the only thing keeping me sane right now, and the parents are actually quite charming while he is around.
Dessert- strawberries mixed with vanilla Oikos greek yogurt
What would you do in my situation? Are you a twenty some-thing living at home? Do you pay rent? I’m not sure what to think or feel, so any opinion is welcomed (: