10 Things You Don’t Realize Until You Live on Your Own
Over the years, there have been many things that I have learned I took for granted as a kid. I can still remember how shocking it all was when I moved into my first home. So here is a list of ten things I discovered the hard way when I first moved out of my mother’s house.
- Catsup, toothpaste and deodorant do not refill themselves magically.
- Laundry does not wash itself and stinks when it gets piled up.
- It may be hard to make the choice, but the cable bill is not a bigger priority than the light bill.
- You can’t just roll over and say “Five more minutes” for an hour when you have to get to work.
- There really is never enough money, no matter how much money you make.
- The people you hated in school can actually turn into your best friends, and your best friends might just drift away.
- The rent man doesn’t care if you were sick and couldn’t work.
- When something breaks you can’t just expect to get a new one.
- If it’s free it means it is perfect.
- No matter what happens, mom was right and she will always love you.
I have gone through hard times, fun times, crazy times, and sad times. It has been a long road growing up, and so much of it happens after you are no longer at home. I was completely amazed at how much my parents meant to me and all the things they went through to make sure I got to have a great childhood. Back then I didn’t appreciate it like I do now. Over time the shock of being on my own has warn off, but I still get surprised now and then. I am just glad that my mother is always there to laugh when I say, “Did that really happen?”