Have you ever had the urge to just pick up and leave?
What is stopping you?
Moving away from home can teach you some big lessons and open up your eyes to new experiences. I encourage everyone to move away from their cozy childhood nest at least once in their life.
Whether that means going away to college, taking a year off to explore the world, serving in the military, or packing up and moving out of state – saying goodbye will be one of the best decisions you ever made.
So, if you are looking to get out of dodge and fly the coop, than be prepared for some of these moments to pop up along the way!
(Side note: You will love every minute)
1.) Learning how to drive that awkward U-Haul truck that you’ve seen on the road all your life.
2.) Memorizing new streets and becoming familiar with the way locals drive. (Every city is different. Come to LA and you will understand).
3.) Signing your first lease and feeling like a grown up.
4.) Decorating exactly the way you want to once and for all.
5.) Discovering that Ikea furniture is the fastest way to fill up a room on a low budget.
6.) Learning that utility companies don’t mess around when you miss a payment.
7.) Becoming familiar with your favorite food delivery places.
8.) Realizing that eating out all the time gets really expensive.
9.) Learning to make dinner out of whatever is in your refrigerator.
10.) Walking around your new neighborhood and feeling like you made the right decision.
11.) Meeting new friends that will always have your back.
12.) Giving FaceTime tours of your new pad to your family back home.
13.) Showing your parents that you are independent and happy.
14.) Learning that finding a job is practically a full time job.
15.) Feeling homesick but remembering it will always be there.
16.) Bumping into your hot neighbor and completely forgetting about being homesick.
17.) Falling in love (yep, it is bound to happen at least 500 times).
18.) Being inspired to revamp your wardrobe and create a new style.
19.) Going home for the holidays the very first time.
20.) Having the best visitors come see you!
21.) Last but not least, acknowledging that you have made it out of your comfort zone and that life is so exciting when you take risks!
The Other Hubby