Things Moving Out Of Home Has Taught Me

Most of my friends know how much I have been wanting to move out of home for YEARS – but I guess I’ve just been too scared to finally face adulthood. I feared staying without my mom, my siblings and basically being at home. Of course there were times when I would want to be on my own, and times when our fights with my siblings would be too heated – whenever I thought of moving out, I would get this fear that I never thought I would overcome. I turned 24 in January, this was the perfect time to find my own space… though it wasn’t easy to do, I knew I didn’t want to turn 25 living under my mom’s roof. On the 6th of June I made the greatest decision of my life, I packed my bags and moved to my own place.

This blog post is about the lessons I have learned since I moved out of my mom’s home.

Food is expensive

I remember back at home my mom would always say this but I would just ignore her, I would have friends come over on weekends and we’d eat, and eat and eat. Now that I am living on my own and I have to buy my own groceries, I always think twice before inviting a friend over, this may sound funny but DAMN food is expensive and doing groceries is not one of the enjoyable things to do – it is TERRIBLE.

Not everyone is happy to see you grow

I have people checking on me and asking ‘don’t you miss home?’ – of course I miss home, but that’s none of your business. I actually have some ‘friends’ who would comment about how I won’t manage even six months because I can’t do anything, those same people talking are the same ones who still ask their parents for cosmetics cash etc (mind you, most of them are my age and some are actually older). Even if I don’t make it to 6 months staying on my own, what is it to you? At least I had the courage of doing what you are not willing to do.

Nothing is for MAHHALA

Now that I am living on my own you are aware that I have to pay rent and buy groceries right? Well, those are not the only things that one needs to start budgeting for when they’ve moved out of home, if you’re a lazy somebody like me, and can’t afford a washing machine just yet, you gotta find yourself a laundry lady – this I realised this other morning when I saw that I’ve ran out of clothes and learned that I can’t do my own laundry. I had to find an affordable & reliable lady to do my laundry monthly, and of course, that’s more money out of my pocket.

I hope this blog posts did not make any of you who are planning to move out of home change your minds. My next blog post will be on the good and fabulous things of owning your space.

2 Responses to “Things Moving Out Of Home Has Taught Me”

  1. siyah cyril qwabe says:

    Go blog Champ, I can strongly relates to it stanza by stanza

  2. Ndaba says:

    I can relate its been 8 months but I’m managing and so will you.

Thanks so much for reading, hope to see you again :)

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