10 Things You Don’t Realize Until You Live on Your Own

Published by in Humor
27th Aug 2010

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.

  1. Catsup, toothpaste and deodorant do not refill themselves magically.
  2. Laundry does not wash itself and stinks when it gets piled up.
  3. It may be hard to make the choice, but the cable bill is not a bigger priority than the light bill.
  4. You can’t just roll over and say “Five more minutes” for an hour when you have to get to work.
  5. There really is never enough money, no matter how much money you make.
  6. The people you hated in school can actually turn into your best friends, and your best friends might just drift away.
  7. The rent man doesn’t care if you were sick and couldn’t work.
  8. When something breaks you can’t just expect to get a new one.
  9. If it’s free it means it is perfect.
  10. 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?”

  • PSingh1990

    Great Share.