Growing up, I couldn’t wait to get out of my parents’ house, and I mean that literally. I spent most of my childhood and adolescence scheming about how to move into my own apartment as soon as possible—and not by choice. My parents were good people who loved me and did what they thought was best for me, but as an only child who had a hard time fitting in at school, I just wanted out of that tiny two-bedroom home with the white siding and two flat tires on the Buick parked in the driveway.
A trip down memory lane
It’s been almost a year since I inherited my childhood home. I grew up in this house and it holds so many memories. It’s been both comforting and rebellious to live in my childhood home as an adult. Sometimes I feel like the only one who remembers the good times we had, but then there are other times when the memories make me feel so old. When I was growing up, we didn’t have much money or anything new, but that’s what made it fun to grow up here because you had to get creative with your toys and games. Sometimes things would break or go missing, but nobody cared because we were all family. Now everything is pristine and organized—it’s beautiful, but doesn’t feel like home anymore.
The warm, fuzzy feeling
There’s something about living in my childhood home that feels comforting, despite the fact that it’s not exactly what I planned for myself. It’s like a warm hug from the past, and it reminds me of all the good times I had growing up here. Plus, there’s something a little rebellious about it—like I’m thumbing my nose at the traditional path of buying a house and settling down. For now, I’m happy to be living in my childhood home and making new memories here. But eventually, I’ll probably want to move on. So when that time comes, I’ll know just how special this place is to me and how much it will mean to sell it or pass it on to someone else who will love this place as much as I do.
Why am I here?
I’m not sure why I’m living in my childhood home. It’s comfortable, and it feels like rebellion. Maybe I’m trying to hold on to something that I know is gone. Or maybe I’m just too lazy to move. I don’t know. But it feels good to be here. It reminds me of the days when I had nothing to worry about except for what dessert we were going to have for dinner or what toy we would play with after school.
The world has changed so much since then, but the house remains the same. It looks exactly as it did when I was a kid- even though it’s been ten years since my parents sold it to someone else.
Striking out on my own
It’s been almost a year since I moved out of my childhood home. I’d always planned to leave when I finished college, but after my parents died, it felt like the right thing to do. I’m not sure if they would have wanted me to stay, but living in their house by myself feels comforting—and a little rebellious. It’s like I’m keeping their memory alive in some small way. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll have kids of my own and they’ll inherit this house.
Becoming an adult
I always thought that becoming an adult meant leaving my childhood home behind. But when I inherited my childhood home, I realized that there was a part of me that needed to stay in this place. Living in my childhood home feels comforting and a little rebellious. It’s like I’m thumbing my nose at the rest of the world, saying I can do whatever I want! Of course, it’s not really like that.
Growing up in the big city
I always dreamed of living in the big city. It was everything I ever wanted: the bright lights, the fast pace, and the never-ending energy. But when I was given the opportunity to inherit my childhood home, I jumped at the chance. Living in my childhood home feels comforting—and a little rebellious. It’s like I’m thumbing my nose at the city life I always thought I wanted. And you know what? I’m loving it.