By: Revanche

Moving in is for other people

February 3, 2009

Found this article: More families move in together during housing crisis over at Boston Gal’s.

This made me laugh that I’m completely poised on the edge of the diving board, just waiting for my chance to move OUT.

It’s so ironic in that I’m finally emotionally ready, and more than ready, to stop (mostly) coddling my family, spread my wings, and discover the world on my own, right when the economy is swirling down the drain and I can’t find a job to suit my next career move.

Yes, I’ve always had good timing.

In keeping with BG’s other post recommending that we try not to focus solely on negativity, though, I can be grateful that I’ve had some darned good training in Financial Savvy!

Can’t beat the School of Hard Knocks 🙂

Here’s an excerpt (hee):

I’m not one of you. Okay? I can’t relate to who you are and what you’ve been through. I graduated from the University of Life. All right? I received a degree from the School of Hard Knocks. And our colors were black and blue, baby. I had office hours with the Dean of Bloody Noses. All right? I borrowed my class notes from Professor Knuckle Sandwich and his Teaching Assistant, Ms. Fat Lip Thon Nyun. That’s the kind of school I went to for real, okay?


Now don’t hang on, nothing lasts forever but the Harvard alumni endowment fund.
It adds up, has performed at 22 percent growth over the last six years.
Dust in the wind, you’re so much more than dust in the wind.
Dust in the wind, you’re shiny little very smart pieces of dust in the wind.

I particularly like the song. 🙂

The experience of moving out, whenever it actually happens, may not look anything at all like I envisioned, but that’s not necessarily a Bad Thing. It could be better! (As a perpetual realist, that’s my biggest concession to optimism, ever.)

4 Responses to “Moving in is for other people”

  1. Bart says:

    I went and read that whole speech. Hilarious stuff! Thanks for sharing.

    It may be bad timing to move, but staying where you are as long as you have has saved you quite a bit of money, right? There’s some satisfaction to be found in that – that you were frugal even when frugal was not the in-thing (and even if frugality wasn’t your only motivation for not moving).

  2. FruGal says:

    You aren’t alone when it comes to feeling hard done by with the timing of this recession! I feel the same way. I feel like my life is finally starting to be what I want it to be, and have so many hopes and plans, and now have to worry about keeping my job, etc. It seems like it’s not fair, I didn’t contribute to this mess, why am I paying for it!? Sorry, just having a bit of a whinge…

  3. Miss M says:

    I think I’d rather die than live with my family again. I got far away when I hit 18, I needed out of that house. It’s your turn to escape, hopefully regardless of what the economy is doing. Does it all hinge on job plans?

  4. Revanche says:

    Bart: I love comic graduation speeches. I might hunt down a few more to post later. 🙂

    Yes, staying home these past 4 years has been tremendously helpful: eliminated all new and most old consumer debts, saved a good amount of cash, staved off student loans. Not bad. So I’m much more financially prepared to go out on my own than I would have been 4 years ago. I think frugality WAS my biggest motivation. 🙂

    FruGal: Whinge away, darlin’, everyone needs a moment in THIS economy! I feel absolutely the same way, and outraged on behalf of my friends who are unable to find jobs after working so hard on their post-grad degrees.

    Miss M: I’ve heard that sentiment a number of times. Honestly, I’m surprised I didn’t feel the urge so strongly before. It does hinge on job plans, definitely.

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