10 Reasons I'm Happy I Went To College Away From Home
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10 Reasons I'm Happy I Went To College Away From Home

I might not be a professional adult yet, but I'm halfway there

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10 Reasons I'm Happy I Went To College Away From Home

1. I got to experience being young and stupid.

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2. I learned how to be self sufficient.

3. I got a small taste of the real world before being forced into the real world.

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4. I know what it is like to be broke.

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5. I know the rewards of hard work.

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6. I can appreciate the bitter-sweet feeling of visiting home.

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7. I have no desire, now, to live in my mom's house going into adulthood.

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8. I have a slightly better idea about how to do adult things.

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9. I had to learn how to face negative situations on my own.

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10. I had to learn to be responsible and prioritize without being told what to do.

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