Moving to a new city, or even a new apartment has lots of challenges. You’re leaving behind a place you’ve lived your whole life: your parent’s house. There are so many great things about living at home that you won’t realize until move. I’ve come up with 8 things you’re going to miss about home when you move away, so you can take advantage of them before you move.
Home cooked Meals
Moving away means losing all those amazing home cooked meals from your mom and dad. This means you’re either going to have to start cooking on your own or eating out every night, and try as you might your cooking will never be as good as your parents. It’s extremely depressing to go from a meal of pasta and homemade spaghetti sauce, garlic bread, and broccoli to Chinese takeout. Don’t get me wrong I love eating out and getting take-out as much as the next person, but you’re lying if you say you won’t miss home cooked meals.
I actually might cry when I have to leave my bed at my parent’s house. It’s my safe space, my comfort zone, my best friend…okay so maybe I’m over exaggerating but you get what I’m trying to say. When you move out you’re going to have to go bed shopping again and try to find something exactly like what you’re used to, and maybe you’ll find something similar, but your old bed can never be replaced.
Your own space
Moving out means, most likely, moving in with a roommate to afford the place. Roommates are great and all, but that means less alone time. You’re going to miss your room where you could lock your parents out as well as the world.
Moving to a new city means leaving all your friends behind. Moving can be scary because you’re most likely not going to know anyone so for the first couple of weeks, or months, you’re going to have to go out and make new friends. You won’t have those comforting faces, that you’ve known for years, there for you when you’re upset.
The second you leave your town you’re leaving behind familiar streets and restaurants. I think my biggest pet peeve about moving somewhere new is not knowing how to get around places. If you’re like me, you hate having to use your phone for directions, but if you’re moving somewhere completely new you’re just going to have to deal with it. Google maps and Yelp are going to become your new best friend for the first few months, so have fun!
Your Own Shower
I’ve only heard horror stories about people moving to apartments or houses where the showers are awful. They’re either way too small or have low water pressure, and I mean honestly how are you supposed to shower if you can’t fit in the damn shower? Cherish the glorious shower you have now because there’s no guarantees the one in your new living space will be as good.
As much as we would all love to bring our puppers and kitties along to our new place, it’s just not plausible. Starting a new job and trying to care after an animal is extremely challenging and so unfair to your pet. You’re only there for a limited time each day to play with them, and when you’re at work they’re locked in their cage all day. Take advantage of your furry friend at home until you have the time, and money, to get your own.
Your town & all it has to offer
I know at one point or another we all hate the town we come from because we’ve lived there forever. If you’re moving to a new city you’re leaving all the familiar things behind; you’re leaving friends, family, favorite restaurants, etc. You might not realize it now, but at some point you’re going to miss this town that you used to hate, so take advantage of all your favorite spots while you’re still living there.