My name is Liza, I just turned 30, and I've been stuck in delayed adulthood for the past several years.

C'est moi.

What does that mean? Basically, because I was staying mostly with my parents, I allowed myself to stop maturing. I was static. Sure, I got a Master's degree, but I stayed reliant and socially stagnant. I know I can't blame these things on my family, but I feel that my remaining at home allowed me to get away with certain behaviors.

Now, I realize it's time to change. I'm working on a Ph.D. I'm living in my own place (well, with roommate, but not with my parents). I need to figure out how to grow up. So this blog is the space where I do that. Sometimes I will offer advice, sometimes I will need help, sometimes I will simply want to talk about the world. But it's me, trying to be an adult without losing who I really am.