Lonely birthday


I’m turning 20 in a few weeks. I know you don’t NEED to do things for your birthday, but I’m young and I want to.
The problem is that I don’t have friends, I’m broke as hell, and my parents don’t like traveling. I could go somewhere on my own, but since I have no job and I live at home with overprotective parents who have control over the money I get, that is very unlikely if not impossible.
I guess my question is does anyone have any advise on what to do? I live near Atlanta, but with my parents being the way they are, I know next to nothing about what there is to do there. I have some people I talk to on occasion, almost exclusively on Facebook that I know mostly from school, but I’ve never hung out with any of them and they don’t really seem too interested in hanging out with me. I’m SOMEWHAT close to a couple of extended family members, but they live in different states, so I wouldn’t be able to hang out with them.
(My birthday is Saturday, 27 September)

Category: Tags: asked September 10, 2014

3 Answers

You're birthday is exactly one month before mine, and I'll be turning 20 too!I LOVE going to the movies alone. It's so nice not having to worry about sharing popcorn, drinks, carpooling, and you can see whatever movie you want.Remember, just because you're alone doesn't mean you have to be lonely. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7X7sZzSXYs
I go to the movies by myself all the time, but there aren't going to be any movies out at the theater near me during my birthday that I haven't already seen that I'm interested in.
It sounds to me like your day to day life is more important than what you do on your birthday. You currently don't have a job, you have overprotective parents, no close friends, and generally it sounds like you aren't too happy about this.

I wouldn't stress too much about getting this done before your birthday...but I would branch out online and locally to find friends. These friends can also lead to jobs, roommates, and possibly boyfriends/girlfriends. Friends make activities a lot more fun in my experience, I wouldn't worry too much about finding the perfect activity or anything like that. If you have a hobby or interest look for local groups, or their online pages for now.

Being 20, unemployed, and with parents who are overprotective isn't a good spot to be in. I'd focus on the things you really love about life and try to find people who also love those things. Happy Birthdays might just follow if you reach out ;)

Good luck :)