When I moved out of my parents’ house and into my own flat I felt so grown up, the world was my oyster. I was finally doing adult hood and growing into the woman I’d always wanted to be. My friends looked up to me I had done what they wanted to do but couldn’t. Everybody respected me. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!! I don’t know how much I can stress that. DO NOT MOVE OUT UNTIL YOU ARE FULLY READY. All I am in now is debts up to my eyeballs and I’m not even a student! I Tried to many times to be a student but, I was just not financially able to do it. Being a full time student and trying to work a job was tiring very, tiring. I’m sorry to students out there who are doing this but, your not enjoying yourself as much as you may say you are deep down, your not! I want to enjoy my college course. Musical theatre is something I am passionate about and I don’t want to start disliking it because of the stress of bills. No thank you that’s just not for me.
Moving back in with my parents, does this mean I’ve failed at adulthood? No, in fact it is the exact opposite. Only now am I realising becoming an adult is not about moving out. Becoming an adult is about being mature and wise with your decisions, not getting yourself into thousand pounds’ worth of debt (would highly advise against this especially). Moving back in with my parents I’m now able to get myself a full time job and I get to go back and study in September but, until then I have no bills to worry about I can save up so that when I’m back studying I am able to just carry on with a part time job. This way when I do finish at college and decide to go to University wherever that may take me, although I have a good Idea where I want to go, I will have saved up enough money to keep me going for a good while without the stress of debts like most students.
Not everyone gets it easy, comes from a rich family, wealthy background. Now don’t get me wrong I don’t blame them for me being where I am or them being who they are, If I was in that position I would most definitely not be complaining either. But, people got to give us slack its not all fun and games in life, you’ve got to work hard to get what you want.
Anyway, I guess the point I’m trying to make is that, when I moved out I didn’t think it would be that hard, I laughed at my parents when they told me I would struggle on my own because at the time I thought its not that hard anyone can do it, I’m 20 years old I’m an adult, I know what I’m doing. I wouldn’t take it back for anything the experience I have had living on my own has been life changing, all I’m saying if you are going to do it, listen to the people around you, they aren’t always saying things to be mean but they have more experience than what you do or what you think you do. I am happy to say that I am moving back in with my family and am actually going to get my shit together and learn how to adult because its not easy. Now I just need to find myself, set out a plan and get going. Short term goals for the long term goals just remember that when you finally decide to adult!
Bye For now Readers