Finding a place in life. Transitioning from being in high school and living at home to being an adult in the world and living away from home is quite an adjustment. We used to think that being an adult would be so much easier and that life would be better, but experiencing it for yourself, you questioned whether or not being an adult is really worth it. I know I sure did.
Isn’t it crazy how we go from asking our parents for money to go out or just asking them permission to go places, and now all of sudden you’re on your own, having to balance all these new responsibilities of being an adult? But growing up and maturing are important aspects in life. Being independent and being responsible are probably one of the best lessons on life. As much as depending on a person is pushed on us, especially us girls. (you know find your husband and depend on him for the rest or you life) I feel like having some independence is always good because sometimes the only person you can really rely on is yourself. Just knowing that you’re capable of doing things on your own builds confidence. Now, I’m not saying that you don’t need anybody, but we should find a healthy balance of being dependent on someone/others and being independent.
Moving away from home, was hard for me only because I love my home soo much. I miss my family a lot, but at the same time I’ve learned soo much. I wasn’t really independent because I relied on others to make decisions for me. Moving away forced me to make my own decisions solely for the reason that they were my decisions I needed to make, that it was my life that would be affected. I’ve grown a lot as a person, I’ve learned to thoroughly think things out before jumping into making decisions. My mom says I have a habit of being reckless when it comes to making decisions and being stubborn about them. Taking time to think about it, she’s right. It really doesn’t help that I’m a tad bit indecisive and I really like to overthink things. But sometimes, we can’t let the fear of not seeing the whole road in front of us stop driving on in life. I’ve definitely been knocked down and struggled getting back up. But I did get back. That’s probably the most important thing to do when life knocks you down. YOU ALWAYS GET BACK UP.
While you’re growing into your own person, there’s a few things I want you to remember that has helped me as I grow as a person myself.
-Don’t be afraid to go after what you want! There’s no growth in the comfort zone and there’s no comfort in the growth zone!
-Continue to progress no matter what obstacles may come your way. Little/slow progress is better than no progress.
-Make decisions based on what YOU want. Not what others want you to do.