As the youngest child of my family, space and control has always been an issue: I never have my personal space. I’d like to just live life independently without any parents bothering me. I guess the reason why I have such a sporadic sleeping schedule which was developed in college was because in college I was not told what to do. At home I am told when I should sleep and I don’t really have a choice in the matter. Sleeping late has always appealed to me because I like to do things at night. I can do my homework because no one bothers me, I can play video games because if you have enough friends who want to play at that hour, it’s just more fun! So that is exactly why I went out of control in college…And I loved it.
I guess I can’t really say the same about the party life, because it never appealed to me. Some people are straight A students in high school and then when college comes along, they party their lives away. I never partied in high school and I never partied in college because it wasn’t my cup of tea. My cup of tea was just my personal space. Which explains why I am also really messy in college. My parents always force me to clean things up when I feel like it’s not necessary to do so, which is probably why when college came along my room was pretty messy. They then go ahead and say how nurses can’t be this messy…Well…There is a difference when it’s your JOB and you get PAID to be responsible. I guess you can say I’m one of those people who put my things all over the place, but I’m able to find it when I need it.
Which comes to the reason for my rant: I want my own room, but I just don’t want that. I want my own room where my parents won’t bother me and where I can do what I want when I want. No I’m not going to be doing drugs in my room or partying it up, but I just want my privacy. Being the youngest child has its perks, but along with them are many crappy things. My parents are very loving to their children, but that is the problem…I’m not 5 years old! How can it be that I’m 20 years old and my parents are telling me what to wear because it is cold?? Why would they tell me when to eat because it’s “that time to eat”?! I’ll eat when I’m hungry!
My parents don’t understand that I’m one of those people who will get school work done when it’s necessary. They keep telling me to do something constructive with my time off, but being rebellious, knowing full well that I have the semester off I don’t want to. Yes I will find a job, but in my own time…I can’t wait to get a job and move out…Apparently it’s bad in Asian families for someone to move out when they get a job, but I was born here and I like the American way of life: parents kick you out right after you graduate and get a job. Pretty much fend for yourself in the wild when you are able to.
[Asian] Parents think they know what is best for their children, but at a certain age, you need to just let your children do their own walking…What do you guys think!? I don’t even know who the crap reads my blog, but yeah…What do you guys think?!