When I moved out of my parents’ home to live on my own for the first time, one problem I experienced was homesickness. Despite the new and exciting feeling of independence I had always craved for, the feeling of missing my family and the attention I was accorded together with the little moments we shared was overwhelming.
Secondly, I started missing the things I used to own and had gotten attached to, for example my bedroom and the pets we had. Besides this, another problem I encountered was learning to do things by myself. The freedom came with more responsibility that included taking care of every aspect of daily life; ensuring the budget is well-balanced, preparing meals and other household chores.
Through payment of bills and rent, together with the purchase of my own food I discovered I also got affected financially; things weren’t the same as they used to be. To sum it up, I discovered that in the short-run, there are many challenges associated with living independently, however one gets the freedom to do as he or she wishes and the autonomy to plan one’s life. The problems are emotional, financial and convenience in terms of time allocation.