Leaving university or school is one of those big moments in your life, where everyone is expecting you to make the biggest decision of your life. What will you do now? Contrary to popular belief, studying a degree, finding someone to marry and getting a job is not the norm anymore. We have SO many options, in a world full of Instgarm models and blogging successes, being ‘normal’ isn’t as simple as it used to be.
The romantic notion of moving out of home is something that all young adults look forward to, but if you have ever done this, you will know it is not as great as it is made out to be. Here are some of the main things that will help you survive starting your life out on your own:
- Being on your own can suck. Having no one to say good morning to when you first wake up or good night to when you go to sleep can be a very weird thing to get used to, unless you have a roommate or significant other living with you of course. My advice – get a pet 😉 Jokes, you will get used to it, but it will take a while.
- Feeling ‘lost’ and annoyed with what you have chosen to do is a common thing that happens to people just out of school or varsity, this is when you will question what you are doing or even change studies/job titles (yes, I did this three times) but just know you are not the only one.
- Dont be afraid to try new things. Go and explore! Do something you would never normally do, only if it can enrich your life of course, you may be pleasantly surprised.
- You will probably feel lonely at times, and realise the world is a small place with people who only care about themselves, but at the end of the day you can view the world in a positive or negative light. It is all up to you.
- BE BRAVE. Moving out of home can be scary, but being brave will probably lead you to countless memories and lifelong friends who will be there for you every step of the way.
- You won’t get everything you want. Disappointments are a part of life, be it in your career or in your relationships. You have to go out and chase what you want, it won’t get handed to you on a silver platter. All things worth having in life require WORK, this includes career choices and relationships, and just remember – the grass is greener where you water it.
Just know you are not alone in this process of your life. Everyone has to go through it at one stage or another, and this is essentially what makes you, YOU. Don’t shy away from opportunities, no matter how scary they seem, you can do and be whatever you want.
Believe in YOURSELF, and you will be UNSTOPPABLE.