Almost everyone has fantisized about moving out of their parent's house and striking out on their own.
And, when you finally do it, it's exhilirating, it's exciting...
Until your parents leave you with your unpacked boxes and you have to convince yourself that it’s gonna be juuuust fine.
1. You are now totally and completely independent and you don’t need any help with anything whatsoever.
Mom? Mom, how do dish washers work?
2. When getting rid of all the lovely critters (like mice and cockroaches) and dealing with things that go bump in the night, you know exactly what to do to stay calm.
Dad, listen, there is a colony of mice living under the bed and they are not Disney friendly.
3. You have complete control over your impulse shopping and of course you're saving money for rent and utilities.
Then again, Forever 21 is having a sale and, well, your electric bill is due, but... You can still look cute in the dark.
4. All you’ve ever wanted was a place to do all of the things you weren’t allowed to do at home, like throw house parties and sit around naked.
But then you proceed to sit in bed and watch Netflix all day, like usual. (Maybe naked.)
5. You know you have enough of everything - pots and pans and toilet paper - to last you...
Until you're eating cereal out of red solo cups because you forgot to pack bowls.
6. There’s no possible way for you to get homesick because this is your new home – it’s all yours!
Would it be totally weird if you came home maybe tomorrow night…
7. Now that you have your own space, you’re gonna dedicate all of your time into making it how you want.
Now if only you had the money to do that.
8. You love your area, and you love your neighbors.
And you especially love the gunshots outside your window at 4AM. It’s charming in its own “you might not survive the night” kind of way.
9. That rusty fire escape outside your kitchen window is such a great addition to your peeling wallpaper, constantly running toilet, and broken air conditioner.
So great that every time you hear a noise outside you're convinced that someone is trying to come into your apartment to admire your moldy floorboards.
10. The fact that your landlord doesn’t allow you to have pets is completely okay with you, your dog is probably better off with your parents.
You just want them to put Lucky on the phone.
11. You are 100% ready for this huge, incredibly, hilariously terrifying new experience. It’s going to make you a better person.
It might make you a better person, but telling yourself that you’re ready for this is like introducing yourself as Beyoncé – literally no one will believe you.
Sign up for the Pucker Mob Women’s News Email Newsletter
powered by ArcaMax