Living on my own for the first time in my life is a daunting and thrilling experience. Although there were many things I loved about having roommates (and living with my parents for that matter), having my own space has given me the freedom to explore who I am and what I want. Here are a few surprising things I’ve learned from my own experience and friends who are in the same boat:
- Being on your own makes you feel like a grownup and a child at the same time. Paying bills and having the freedom to do what you want make you feel like an adult, but you know you’re going to have chocolate cake for breakfast at least twice, just because you can.
- You’ll learn to appreciate everything your parents did for you… and start doing and saying things that make you think you’re turning into them.
- If you’re spending a significant amount of time at home you will, I repeat WILL, start talking to inanimate objects or pets. It’s ok to talk to them, but if they start talking back see a doctor A.S.A.P.
- Everything from the worn-in couches to the dishes to the stereo blasting Ace of Base is yours, so own it and have fun!