Becoming a More Adult-y Adult

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It’s hard to think that this time next month I’ll be officially an adult. Living in an apartment, off campus, not relying on anybody. Of course, my parents would help me if I asked them to, but for the first time, I’ll be on my own.

It’s kinda scary. It’s scary knowing that from here on out, it’s up to me to budget, cook, clean, etc.

It’s also kinda exhilarating…officially being able to say you have your own place, I mean. Being 21 years old and being able to say you have your own little place to go home to after a long day, is crazy.

It’s also sad. Leaving the roommates that I’ve had this year and that have been so great to me… leaving the roommates I’ve had in the years past. It’s sad. But the good news is that I will still be able to see them. I still go to the same school; we will still cross paths. It’s also sad because my family house will not be my house anymore, but it will ALWAYS be HOME.

I’ll miss all of the things that are good about living on campus, with my friends, but this is a decision that is best for me at this time in my life. I need to be responsible. I need to learn to take care of myself.

I’ll be able to focus on my schoolwork more, I’ll be able to eat more healthy without relying on a meal plan to supply my nutrition, and I’ll be able to give my cat a bigger place to roam.

It was inevitable that this was going to happen, it’s just happening a little sooner than expected.

So here’s to January 2018 and a new start.

Remember that it is ultimately your decision what you want to do with your life, and as always…

Stay Golden,

Emily

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