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Living With Your Parents After College?

After reading the Cosmopolitan magazine article on research that shows that many college students move back in with their parents after graduation I wasn’t entirely shocked by the large number. What I did find shocking was how many people who could afford to live on their own, still chose to stay in their parents house. To me this seems absolutely insane. I can’t imagine moving in with my mom or dads house when I graduate. Its not because I don’t get along with my parents or they treat me like I am still in middle school, but because after college is when real life starts and you need to start taking care of yourself.

Most bachelor degree graduates are 22 or 23 by the time graduation rolls around. These graduates are well into young adulthood and are totally capable of living on their own and being their own person. Sure the economy sucks but if proper planning was done prior to college graduation, money could have been saved up to help purchase your own place and pay bills. Smart budgeting, even if you have a part-time job during college and/or high school, could have paid for the first few months rent. Obviously, holding a job after graduation is required to have your own place but even then with planning and thinking ahead that could be accomplished.

As for the people who have moved in with their parents after college and have the money and capabilities to live on their own but still choose not to … this seems like a lack of responsibility and maturity. Why would anyone not want to advance their life and have something of their own and move further along into adulthood?! I can’t even begin to contemplate an answer to that. If I was living off my parents when I was 23 plus years old, I would feel so ashamed of myself for the lack of respect towards the two people who have already given me more than I could ask for since I was born. These are the future leaders of the world we’re talking about here, but they live at home with mommy and daddy?!

Of course there are some expectations to some people if their is medical reasons or the like, but that is such a high percentage.

As for myself, I will do whatever I have to, to be able to live on my own and support myself. I work long hours at work to save money for my future and in the future if I need to get a second job to pay my rent then so be it. I cannot wait to be able to have a place to call my own and be proud of myself for accomplishing that!

Globe Articles

Just thought I would post some links to the article I have been writing for The Globe, Point Park’s newspaper. I am hoping to write at least five articles this semester. Only three to go!



What Men Are Really Thinking

I found this lovely, little article in my inbox this morning. I laughed after each one because they are soo true! I strongly suggest email subscribing to Women’s Health Magazine because they have the most interesting and helpful articles.

9 Things Your Guy Will Never Reveal by Ted Spiker

Current Obession

I recently watched the movie Elizabethtown for the first time during my three days of sickness and fell in love with the soundtrack. I bought part II of the soundtrack on itunes and this is by far my favorite song on it. It’s so beautiful and whimsical. I really really want to produce and music video for it. I hate music videos but I have an idea to make it unique and cinematic.

How about greased lightning?

I got an urge to watch this movie while getting beautified in the bathroom. I was also thinking to myself about which character I’m more like. I narrowed it down to Frenchie and Rizzo. To subdue my curiously I looked up a a quiz online and my guesses were pretty good. I’m 70% Rizzo, 50% Frenchie, and 35% Jan. My smallest comparison was to Sandy at 10%. Try it for yourselves and let me know which character you are.


For Those Who Enjoy Energy Drinks

As most of you know, college students stay up late and rarely get any sleep or none at all. How do they manage to stay awake and go to class you ask? Caffeine products. A lot of students prefer coffee as their cure while others prefer energy drinks. We’ve all heard the myths about energy drinks causing heart attacks and being bad for your health. The myths all boil down to: yes, in large amounts energy drinks are bad for you. In my daily email from “Eat This, Not That!” was an article that takes a more in depth look into popular energy drinks that I wanted to share.


Photo Cred: bvrage.com


Film, Video, or Broadcasting People

I found this seminar on the Pittsburgh Film Offices website. Its a Production Assistant Training seminar. Its coming to PPU and I’m really excited because my mother has agree to help me pay for it. Its only $130 for students which isn’t bad in my opinion. P. A. T. S. travels all over the country helping participants prepare themselves for a job in the film industry. Even if your not from the Pittsburgh area you can see if they’re coming to a location near you or check out their online courses. Of course I’ll let everyone know how it went after September 24 and 25.

P. A. T. S.

Photo Cred: ithacafilmfest.com