Confused Millennials at 26 and 27

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I am 26 years old and I graduated almost 3 years ago. I've had internships, have done tons of freelance gigs and have had a couple full-time jobs. And, I am content with my full-time job right now, but it doesn't mean I'll stay in the position forever. Ideally, I'd like to work for a health and fitness magazine writing about workout routines, focusing on eating right, and reviewing various fitness classes. Now, to me, that sounds like tons of fun! I wouldn't sit in an office all day long because I'd be out and about trying new workouts.

My boyfriend is 27 and graduated almost 2 years ago. He obtained his first job last year and yet, he's confused as well. We're both in the same situation, just like so many other millennials who are confused about the future. And, I just wish that we could figure out what we'd like to do in the blink of an eye, but it doesn't work like that. We'll have to spend our lives struggling to find our passion and "place" in life. He and I will have to learn, grow and bounce ideas off of each other if we want to spend the rest of our lives together.

We're in no position to purchase a house right now and it's safe to say that I'm sure we're not alone. I know some of my friends are still living at home, but he and I no longer have that luxury. And, you know what, I'm glad we don't because living together has made me grow up and learn something for once. It's taught me sacrifice, patience and how hard life can be.

We had it easy while living with our folks and again, I wouldn't go back to that because I wouldn't be who I am today. In the last 9 months, I've grown-up and I wouldn't take it back. Sure, it's hard as hell, but I'm getting through it and not complaining. I mean, what the heck will complaining do except make the situation worse? How will dwelling on it make it "get better?" So, instead of feeling sorry for myself and him, I'm going to work my ass off and strive for greatness. I know that he and I might struggle with money, but we'll get through it together and at the end of the day, he'll always be there for me just like I'll always be there for him.

I don't need a man who is rich. I need one who is supportive, kind, a good listener and one who will always protect me. Regardless of what happens, we're fighters and we'll never give up!

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