Every young adult has goals. Many young adults share similar goals when transitioning from childhood to adulthood. These goals may consist of going to…

Every young adult has goals. Many young adults share similar goals when transitioning from childhood to adulthood. These goals may consist of going to college, getting a car, finding a decent job, and the most exciting, moving into your own apartment. Moving into a new apartment may sound like fun. Not having to follow the rules of parents, being able to have company at any time, and not having a curfew, may be things that come to a young adults mind when he or she considers moving into their very own apartment. Although it may seem like one of the greatest phases in a young adult’s life, there is the reality of heavy decision making that follows. When living in an apartment alone, and individual must know how to make responsible choices and settle hard decisions. Saving money to pay rent instead of going shopping, or paying for groceries every month instead of paying for cable and internet are only two of the many hard decisions that may challenge independent young adults. Having a space all to yourself is not always what it’s made up to be. These are things to think about when you are considering moving into an apartment alone. You will experience many new and difficult things that will prepare you for independent living in the future. Always remember, you must learn life in order to live it.
– Sharenna