Although it's exciting to find yourself in a new environment surrounded by new faces, there's a lot you never factored into moving away from home. From changing the dynamic of relationships—to gaining new perspectives—getting out of your comfort zone for whatever reason can have some definite drawbacks. Here are just a few of the negatives you may find when you leave the nest as expressed through the characters from "The Office."
Even though holidays seemed chaotic and sometimes annoying when you lived at home, now missing a holiday seems like a travesty. Especially true if your friends are able to be with their families on holidays and you're left with no plans. Talk about a blue, blue Christmas.
Just because you're not home sadly does not mean that time stands still. Friends get married, grandparents get older and people's lives move on. It might be difficult to feel like you're not directly part of these changes especially with such big life decisions. I never realized how much I would miss getting to see my nephews grow up until I was 400 miles away.
Like holidays, it's frustrating missing out on birthdays. Whether it be your own or a relative's, it's an extreme buzzkill to have to wrap presents and ship them off, never seeing the reactions of your loved ones. Also, phone calls never seem to do birthdays any justice. Yes, it's nice to hear your voice but I'd much rather see your smile in person.
Missing Your Friends
Being away is great and all because you establish new friendships, but being away from relationships you've made back home is difficult. Keeping in contact with all of them can be the hardest part. It's annoying having to always balance relationships where you are and still being present in the lives of your pals back home. If they come to visit you, there's a good chance you'll beg them to stay forever.
If you left your pets back home you know the struggle. Seeing a random dog or cat might just trigger some built up emotions you forgot you had. And seeing a picture of them? The worst.
There's nothing worse than going on social media and seeing what's going on without you back home. It might seem like you're on the outside looking in at times. Your best friend just made her relationship Facebook official and didn't tell you first? Ouch.
If you weren't financially independent before you most likely are now and to be honest, it sucks. Attempting to keep a budget and have a social life is tricky business. Holding your breath every time you use your debit card in fear of it getting declined is a familiar feeling.
If you're dorming or weren't able to bring your bed in the move, you never realized how much you'd end up missing it. Twin XL beds or mattresses from Ikea are no substitute for your old bed. Trips back home are that much greater when you know you'll get to sleep in your bed once again.