Moving out of your parents house might be something that you’re planning or have already done. Most people I know moved because they went to school in a different city or they just wanted to move out on their own. Its what’s typical for young adults to do as they transition into adulthood.
My personal experience has been great but challenging. I was ready to move out and live on my own. I did all my own laundry and chores already so I wasn’t worried about doing everything myself. I did underestimate the amount of alone time and freedom. I could do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and had all the time in the world outside of school.
The freedom was great because I could stay out all night or stay in all day without anyone telling me to get up or ask when I’m coming home. I only had to report to myself. That’s probably the part that everyone moving out is looking forward to. The part that caught me by surprise is the alone time. Even with roommates or friends always around you will have alone time and that could be with them around you or not. I didn’t realize the impact of not having my family around me all the time and I began to feel homesick. I felt alone sometimes. It would hit me at random times and even still today even though I’ve lived on my own for about three years now. It did get easier to only see my family on breaks and once I moved to my apartment only a few times a year. It is apart of growing up and having your own life outside of your family.
Here are some things that help me out and I find useful living away from home.
- Keep track of bills and to dos on calendar or in planner
- Have pictures of family and friends up
- Talk to family/friends at least once a week via call, text, face time, etc. (more like daily)
- Surround yourself with the right people
- Take advantage of living alone and explore to find yourself
I love living away from home and it makes you a more confident and capable person when you have to be responsible for yourself. You have to tell yourself when to clean and go to bed and pay bills. No one will remind you to do anything and it’s all on you. Living away from home is a life experience that most of us will go through sooner or later and it’s a mix of emotions and experiences as your figuring it out. It’s an amazing ride that I am still on.
How was it when you first moved out or what are you looking forward to when you do move out ? Or just comment anything, maybe you have questions.
Unless you move, the place where you are is the place where you will always be.Ashleigh Brilliant