When I reflect on the best times of my life, my memories from the summer of 2016 make up the majority of those times. I had a great job; I figured out my career goals and education goals, and it was my last summer with my best friends before we all became too busy. I also did small side jobs in my free time, which included dog sitting. My aunt lived near a woman with two dogs, and the family was going to France for a month. Because they knew me and trusted me, they asked me and my best friend, Danny, to stay at their house, and watch their dogs over the month of July. It was an easy job, and they paid me good money, as well as provided food. We were excited to have some independence, and a huge house to ourselves, but upon our first night there, our comfort and excitement steadily decreased.
I find it strange how families interact now. There is a disconnect between parents and their kids that was not always present. Older generations are constantly scrutinizing the younger generations, and they call us lazy and ungrateful. They blame us for the downfall of society, which is not accurate. Although millennials and Gen Z kids are not lazy or stupid, as said by their elders, technology has affected them greatly. It especially takes a toll on generation Z.
Everyday I wake up confused.
All I wanted to do was love you.
Most people seem to move out around the age of 22 or 23. Everyone is different, and it depends on the circumstances, though. If you are going to college and can't afford a move, my advice is to stay with your parents for as long as you can. There is no sense in paying tons of money when you could be saving up for your future. College is hard enough without having to worry about all of the bills that come with living on your own.
College, especially freshman year, can be the most fun part of life and the most stressful part of life. Freshman year, for many, is the first taste of the real world, and many are out on their own for the first time. Students come from all around to get a certain level of education. They will learn academics and vocational skills, but they will also take away life lessons from university. These young adults will learn social skills, independence, time management, and other things high school couldn't teach them. Freshman year of college is new and exciting, but it can also be extremely overwhelming. There are new responsibilities put on these kids, and they are on their own for the first time. Therefore, there are some key things for college students to remember if they want to stay sane.