In a candid video that sparked a wave of relatability and nostalgia among viewers, Saby shares her perspective on her living arrangements.
The traditional path of growing up, moving out, and becoming independent is not the only script that defines adulthood. In a world where societal norms are evolving, 25-year-old Saby Hesri - who goes on TikTok by @sabyhesri - has decided to live at home with her parents and is unapologetically defending her choice. In a candid video that sparked a wave of relatability and nostalgia among viewers, she shares her perspective on her living arrangements, the fears that come with it, and the undeniable comforts of home-cooked meals and familial bonds.
The idea of enjoying the comforts of home, including delicious meals and a support system, during the prime years of her life holds a special appeal. She acknowledges that these years are a unique chapter in her life and wants to savor every moment. "I don't pay rent. My mom cooks amazing food every day. And I was like, I'll never live with my parents again after I get married and move out. Like, these are the only years I have." Hesri's initial statement encapsulates the essence of her choice.
The societal pressure to move out and lead an independent life can be intense, but the comforts of home can be equally tempting. Hesri oscillates between the desire for autonomy and the cozy embrace of her family home. "Sometimes I'm like, ok, I really gotta go on. Like, I am getting old though. And then other times I'm like, I'm just a chicken. I am a baby."
Hesri's contemplative moments reflect the inner conflict many young adults face when deciding to continue living with their parents. Agreeing with Hesri, @maramxmahmoud commented, "Don't! Live life at your own pace and your own rules. No one has a say; they will never understand our bond with our families as Arabs. Enjoy it."
She then talks about her real fears and concerns about moving out. "No, but I thought about it, and I think what's scaring me is the fact that I'll just be so lonely and bored because my job doesn't require me to move out and live alone, and I'm single. So, like, I'm just gonna, like, I will stare at the walls all day. Is that what you want me to do?"
Hesri's fears are relatable to many. The idea of living alone, especially when it's not necessitated by work or relationships, can be daunting. User @funkjunkie_08 speaks to the nostalgia that often accompanies living away from home. They commented, "I miss my mom's cooking. This video convinced me I needed to move back in after 13 years out of her house." In many cultures, staying with parents till marriage is common. @rawan.nassif said, "I'm Lebanese, and you stay at home till you're married; it's normal, and one day you will wish you could spend more time with your parents at home."
While Hesri's decision to continue living with her parents at the age of 25 challenges conventional notions of adulthood and independence, there is nothing wrong here. Moreover, her story serves as a reminder that the definition of adulthood is evolving and it's important to honor individual choices and experiences.