Flying the nest is something many young adults dream of for a long time before they finally take the leap and do it. However, there’s going to be more than one learning curve for you if you’ve never lived on you own before. I’ve lived on my own for 3 years now and still to this day it amazes me how much has changed.
- Your Parents Probably Did More for You Than You Realize
You may already appreciate your parents and all they do for you, but they probably do a lot more for you than you realize. It’s the little things that really add up, like making you a snack and leaving it out for you after a long day at school or work, changing your bedsheets, and tidying up your mess. This will become apparent when you’ve realized you’ve been sleeping in the same sheets for 2 weeks straight and those water glasses seem to be piling up on your bedside table.
- The Value of Money
You may already understand the value of money, but it becomes even more apparent when you move out. You’ll need to budget to make sure you can afford everything you need: food, car payments, rent, electricity, and more. There’s a lot to pay for, and it can be overwhelming. Setting up a budget you can stick to before you move out can ensure this won’t be too difficult for you.
3. How Much Planning Adulting Takes
Adulting takes a lot of planning and preparation. When moving, you’ll need to hire a moving company like On The Go Moving to help you transport your belongings safely. You’ll also need to do the following:
- Change your address with the bank and other relevant places.
- Let your family and friends know and arrange to say goodbye.
- Find a job if you don’t already have one.
- Research the area, get to know transport links, and get comfortable in general.
- make sure you have money saved
4. You Get To Decide Who You Are
When you leave your hometown, you’re basically starting afresh. Nobody really knows you, so this means you get to decide who you are. Go out there and be the person you’ve always wanted to be! If you’re not moving far from your original hometown, don’t worry you still have the opportunity to start fresh.
5. Your Hometown Wasn’t That Bad After All
You may have hated your hometown, but you might find that after a few months of living in a new location, you start to miss it. Many people look back on their hometowns like an old boyfriend they knew was bad for them but they still feel fondly of. It’s normal to look at your hometown through rose tinted specs.
6. Who Matters Most To You
When you move, it’ll become apparent who really cares about you and who doesn’t! Moving is also a lot of hard work so the friends who bring gifts, help you move or even stop by to see your new place and support you are the ones definitely worth keeping around!
7. Home Can Be More Than One Place
You can think of your new place as home and as your old place as home. It’s wherever you feel safe and comfortable!
8. There’s So Much You Don’t Already Know. I personally think moving on my own was one of the best decisions I’ve made. It gave me a sense of purpose and much more responsibility.