By Issa Lopez
First I would like to start by saying that I truly thank life and my parents for giving me the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and actually bump into situations that helped me become the human I am to this date, I wouldn’t appreciate the perks of living on my own if I wouldn’t have gone through the risks that life put me in front; and believe me, I’m still learning to handle life.
There could be numerous reasons why people (around their 20’s) decide to live on their own, but one thing I can be sure everyone who had been through the transition of living in their parents’ and suddenly moved out to another place for the first time know that – life doesn’t get any easier on the beginning. It’s you, it is all on you, and it is your whole responsibility to take care of everything. Honestly, to this day I would have liked that somebody would have ‘warned’ me about things that every so often we, as free human beings, don’t even pay attention; we simply just go with the flow. Things such as having to figure out a budget, managing my bills and my finances, things that I thought were just going to work out immediately and they didn’t.