College, Two Jobs, & Moving Out at 19
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College, Two Jobs, & Moving Out at 19

Before I get started, I would like to introduce myself. Hi, my name is Calli Boles. I am 19 years old, and I have always had a passion for writing if I enjoy the topic I am discussing. Therefore, I decided to put my thoughts into words and give it a try. What’s the worst that could happen, right? I grew up in a small town called Lafayette, Tennessee. I have good friends and family that I enjoy spending time with, which I am thankful for. I am very passionate about mental health and how it can affect someone’s life. I am a sophomore in college, and I am majoring in psychology for the time being.

College, Two Jobs, & Moving Out at 19

Sometimes, we have to do what is best for us.

Back in July, I decided that it would be in my best interest to move out of my parents’ house and start learning to become my own person. Moving out was not forced upon me, but I saw it necessary for me to be able to find who I am in this big, scary world. Before making the decision to move out at 19, I knew it would come with challenges. School. Money. Time. Those are the main things I put into consideration. I was about to be going back to school full time and working as a night shift lead at my job which is a big responsibility in itself, but I am so thankful to be a role model to the people I work with.

Over the course of the last month, I have faced many challenges, but they are helping me learn to be independent, responsible, and content. Being in college itself is rough. But being in college and working two jobs? It is rougher than I could have ever imagined, but it is so worth it. With that being said, if you go to school and work, I am so very proud of you, and you should be proud of yourself. The main challenge I have faced so far is being able to juggle school, work, and a social life outside of those places.

Sometimes I find myself wondering why I decided to take on so much at once. I sit and ponder about this a lot, and my mind always tell me it’s because I knew I could do it no matter the circumstances. I knew that I would push myself to be the best I possibly could be, and so far this has been the case. I heard someone say, “God never gives you more than you can handle, but it may be more than what you want to handle.” This has always stuck in the back of my mind because it is so true. It gave me a new meaning of why I was being dealt the cards given to me in life. It’s because I can do anything I set my mind to, as can anyone.

With all of this I’m mind, I want to say that you can do anything you put your mind to. It may not always be easy, but it will be so very worth it in the end.

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