Moving out can be fun and scary but totally worth it.

For the College Kid Afraid To Move Out on their own For the first time

New starts can be scary and hard, but nothing would be exciting if it wasn't.


Moving out can be hard no matter the time, place, or age. Moving out for the first time can be even harder. At 21 years old I have moved out of my parents' homes. Right now it is hard, but in the long run I know I'll benefit from it and that I have made the best decision.

There are essentially three people moving out can be hard on. Those three are mom, daddy, and the child moving out. Number one is without a doubt mom.

There is no doubt that it is the hardest on moms when their baby moves out whether it's their only child or their sixth child. It's still tough. For me, I'm my mom's one and only pride and joy. I'm her baby and no matter how old I get I'll always be her baby.

My mom and I have a tight bond. We haven't always had that bond but in the last 5 years we've grown very close. She's my best friend. While it is hard on her it's not as hard as it could be. When I was 15 I moved to live with my daddy, so I haven't seen her on a daily basis. However, once we are together for a period of time we don't want to leave each other.

That's why day two of living in my apartment will turn into night three of her spending the night with me and I'm perfectly okay with that.

Number two is daddy. Like I said I've lived with him since I was 15. So right now it is a little tough me leaving. However, him being the dad he's more capable of letting go. He has helped move all the furniture in and make sure everything is just the way his little girl wants it, so for now he's okay with my being gone.

Finally, the child. In this case the child is 21 years old and has never lived alone. I've loved living at home but at this time in my life it is just better to live on campus and it makes more sense.

Did I want to move out, yes and no. Yes, being that I wanted to be independent, wanted to be around all my friends, and didn't want to drive thirty minutes home after being on a bus all night with softball. No, being that it's a huge responsibility.

Living on your own is a huge responsibility and while I am scared I know that I can accomplish being alone. If you're afraid of moving out don't be. It'll be fine and home will always be home, but now it's time to start your own home.

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To My Best Friend Who Taught Me What True Friendship Is, I Can't Thank You Enough

"To the person who will love you endlessly, love her with kindness and understanding."

Dear Best Friend,

You have been a part of my life for quite some time now. You have seen my good, bad, and ugly sides and have stuck by my side through it all. I don't know if I could ever find the words to truly thank you for everything your friendship has given me, but I am definitely going to try.

Our lives have taken some twist and turn these past few years, but we have stayed strong through it all.

Thank you for judging me just the right amount.

Throughout our friendship, I have made some very questionable decisions. A lot of people would say "thanks for never judging me," but I feel like everyone needs a best friend who's going to tell them how it is, to tell them when they are about to make a bad decision or how to avoid something worse from happening. You have always told me how it is (even when I don't always want to hear it), but I know that I can come to you whenever I need someone to set me straight.

You're always down to do nothing with me.

I think that you are the one person that I can call up to hang out and do absolutely nothing with and have a good time. From the nights sitting in and playing card games to ordering Chinese food and watching an entire Netflix series while I dance around with the cat: I know that we could do anything, and nothing together and it would be fun.

But also, you're always down to get lit with me.

I swear one day we will be two old moms at a bar drinking vodka crans and laughing about the stupid shit our husbands and children do. You're always down to go out and have a good time. Even if everyone else we're with is miserable, we find a way to laugh at ourselves.

You are one of the few constant things in my life.

I've lost a lot of friends in my life, but you have stayed by my side through everything. I can't remember the last time we actually fought about anything, but even when we do we can't stay mad at each other for more than a day. I know we will be in each other's lives until we literally keel over.

I want you yo know that you're the strongest person I know.

You've dealt with things that not many people go through ever in their life. You have always been so mature, and you handle everything with grace. You inspire me every day with your goals and successes and I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments.

Above all else, you deserve the world.

It's so easy to get caught up in your own mind and think that you deserve the things that happen to you, but please know that the only thing you deserve is happiness. Please settle for nothing short of that. It may take a bit to find your happiness, but I will be there every step of the way. You're a remarkable human being, and I want nothing but the best for you.

To the person who will hold your heart someday, please do not break it. To the person who may wrong you, you will regret it forever. To the person who will love you endlessly, love her with kindness and understanding.

You, my best friend, future bridesmaid, godmother of my children, the person to bail me out of jail, the one who lets me cry on their couch for twelve hours,

I love you.

I will cherish our friendship forever. Thank you for being you.

Love always,

Your best friend.

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