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Shining Raichu
November 12th, 2012, 6:12 AM
I have questions for everybody!

For those of you who are still living at home: What do you look forward to most about moving out of home?

For those of you who have moved out of home: What do you miss the most about living at home?

Those of you who have previously lived out of home but are now back at home can answer both questions :P

November 12th, 2012, 6:59 AM
I look forward to the Independence I will receive from this, I'm moving out in about a week, and I'm absolutely psyched about it!
I want to also see how life is, to be living on your own.

Overlord Drakow
November 12th, 2012, 8:16 AM
1) Freedom and independence.

2) Nice home.

November 12th, 2012, 8:25 AM
Technically I've experienced the independence of living on my own, but returning to my parents house was the worst decision I've made, but they need me here for a reason, apparently.

But yeah, what I look forward the next time I move out is basically independence and freedom, as Drakow mentioned. The freedom to express yourself, do things on your own time, etc! That's what I had when I lived in San Diego and hopefully soon I'll have it back. :)

November 12th, 2012, 8:40 AM
I am ready to have independence, but I am not looking forward to having to pay my bills. lol.

November 12th, 2012, 9:20 AM
I miss the convenience of having a washer and dryer right there in the house. I hate always have to go outside and walk up and down stairs to get to the only washer which is in use half the time. A dishwasher also made cleaning up after meals really easy by comparison. I miss those time savers.

November 12th, 2012, 9:31 AM
For those of you who are still living at home: What do you look forward to most about moving out of home?

I used to live at home until I came to Australia for my studies, so I looked forward to the independence living alone would bring, and also the challenges of looking after myself such as doing my own grocery shopping and laundry as well as cooking without having my parents keeping an eye on me 24/7.

For those of you who have moved out of home: What do you miss the most about living at home?

I miss the fact that you'll always have food on the table prepared for you every night without having to worry too much about it, the comforts of my own bed in my own room and most importantly, the company and love of my family. That can never be replaced. <3

November 12th, 2012, 9:37 AM
Synerjee pretty much said it all... sometimes there are things you cannot possibly learn until you're forced into the situation, and a lot of those things come from living alone. I'm still living at home right now and admittedly, I wouldn't know how to handle my part time job and my studies if it's not for parents handling all the cooking/groceries for me. Also, out of rent/tuition, I can only handle one of the 2, so the natural choice is to stay at home and pay my tuitions by myself.

November 12th, 2012, 10:43 AM
When I move out, I look forward to the freedom and independence that I'll be having.

November 12th, 2012, 11:56 AM
I live alone since several years back. What I miss the most is also what I like the most; no one else is around all the time. This provides a sense of being alone sometimes and being on my own (in a positive manner) sometimes.

November 12th, 2012, 12:00 PM
2) Seeing my family.
Not having to worry about bills like council tax, when to turn on the heating/ if the boiler breaks/ house maintenance..
:c having to knock on the neighbours' door to help me replace the fire alarm battery because even with a chair and a countertop I can't reach it myself..

November 12th, 2012, 12:02 PM
For those of you who are still living at home: being away from my parents
Well, yeah, a bit. I love them, but I can't stand them. And I'm sure I'll miss them once I'm away.
I've been pretty much cooped up at home for most my life, so I really want to see the real world. Whenever I listen to my friends about all their amazing experiences outside of our small town, or watch TV shows about other places, I realize that I've been living in a very smothered version of reality. It's no one's fault but mine, but my parents can be overwhelming about it sometimes.

Twilight Sky
November 12th, 2012, 12:53 PM
I'm pretty mixed about moving out. I know I'll have to do it eventually, but in a sense, independence kind of scares me. I don't know what to expect when I'll live alone, and of course, I don't know if I'll be stable enough financially to live on my own.

Of course, these are all nothing but fears of the actual unknown, but the huge benefit is setting your own schedule for things without anyone(family members) bothering you about it or anything. So at the same time, I'm looking forward to it.

November 12th, 2012, 1:20 PM
I both look forward to and don't look forward to moving out. I'll like the freedom to do what I want but I'll also have to support myself and don't have anyone to like, pay the bills or whatever.

You know. With independence comes responsibility.

Golurks Were Meant to Fly
November 12th, 2012, 1:36 PM
1) I look forward to being away from my parents. As much as I love them, they can drive me insane, and not living in close quarters with them all the time will fix that. Hopefully. So yeah, just independence and separation are what I'm looking forward to!

November 12th, 2012, 1:58 PM
Just the fact that I will be independent, and that I could do whatever I wanted in my new home.

Shiny Celebi
November 12th, 2012, 3:08 PM
Im still living at home and the thing I wil look forward to moving out? My own life. To live the way I want, not on anyone else's schedule, my life, my rules and just having my own place. Privacy is also a nice thing you get living alone, no one barging in at any time. Just my place to have how I like it and live an independent life.

November 12th, 2012, 4:14 PM
The food. I'm not so great about making meals. My parents were always so good at it. We all ate at the table and had fun times and tasty food. I cannot replicate that at all here. :(

It's sad that I miss that even more than not having to pay bills...

November 12th, 2012, 4:21 PM
Don't miss much other than family I guess! I quite like having so much freedom. If I move again (which I might be) it'll be my third time in 2 months, or so, depending on when/if I do. Currently I live in my own apartment in Capitol city here. While it's pretty nice to have my own place, I think it's also pretty cool to be living with some friends. So I think I'll be doing that soon.

One thing I do actually miss about home, more so my city, is knowing it so well. I don't know this one quite so much, and I don't have my car here. Overall though I love having my independence, and living away from home has made me a much happier person.

November 12th, 2012, 7:27 PM
I love my family a lot but i always wondered how would my life be away from them!...something about me,i don't like to deal with people,i don't like when they stare at me however i don't care but i just hate when i have to deal with others..i keep my live closed with the people who are already in but i want to take the risk to see what i really can do while depending on myself!

Avori Adonis
November 13th, 2012, 6:19 AM
I'd be most excited to just have a place I could call my own. Though I'm probably going to move into an apartment with a friend or two to save costs. Like everyone else, the independence and freedom is what I'm looking forward to the most. I guess in a way I have that here, though. I can come and go as I please and do really whatever I want to do, but it does get very annoying when I'm asked to do something.

Moving out scares me a little, though, because I don't make that great amount of money to move out on my own around this area or any nearby areas so I'd worry if I had enough money to pay rent, utilities, food, etc.

Captain Fabio
November 13th, 2012, 6:37 AM
I moved out nearly 5 years ago and I do miss my parents home. It is always nice to be there, but I have grown up and love being independent. I will always love going home to see my parents and staying there for a bit, but I couldn't move back home.

November 13th, 2012, 2:00 PM
Using the Microwave and Dishes that are currently in my room just waiting to be used one day.

But besides those (which was pretty mundane) I guess the independence is always a plus. I won't have to get nagged to do anything, but at the same time since I'm still getting nagged I have the feeling that other than not being able to support myself yet I don't have the responsibility to live on my own. It's kind of bad considering my age, but no one said that the truth was nice.

November 13th, 2012, 2:15 PM
I still live at home, I go to a community college so I haven't been on my own yet really. But, I am looking forward to the freedom and independence as many others have said here. It's something I've been looking forward to a lot lately, I am most likely moving out next year!

November 13th, 2012, 2:42 PM
I'm afraid to move out tbh. Minimum wage is impossible to survive alone on unless you roommate with someone, and then you still aren't technically alone and it's still difficult... I remember hearing a statistic that an individual needs to make a minimum of $12/hr to live semi-comfortably.

That's not going to happen anytime soon as I'm still in college and don't plan on doing dorms.

November 13th, 2012, 8:26 PM
I will never, ever move out. Ha, just kiddin'. I hate my current house. It's too small, cramped, and all that chiz. If we move, I'm looking forward to see the new place I'll be moving in. Excited.

November 13th, 2012, 10:21 PM
I live away from home for university, since it's about an hour and a half away from my parents' house. (Commuting is possible but I don't have my driver's license and it wouldn't make sense for me due to health issues anyway.) It's close enough that I can visit enough and I don't feel all that independent all the time but it's a start.

Aside from family, which is the obvious answer, I miss the food. T_T; I loooove going home because the meals are so much nicer than what I eat on a daily basis away from home. My parents go out of their way to make nice meals when I visit, but even simple meals when I'm there for an extended time are above and beyond what I'm willing/able to make on my own, haha.

November 13th, 2012, 10:32 PM
All my relatives moved out when they got married. I'm not getting married anytime soon XD

I'm under no pressure to leave. I'm still in school and that's 20 minutes away by car. Wouldn't be able to afford living on my own anyway till I get a better, more sustainable job.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
November 17th, 2012, 12:46 AM
Well, I recently moved out, so I guess the thing I miss most is being able to watch cable TV since it's not included in my rent xD Honestly, a great number of my "conversations" with my family were arguments so I don't miss that at all. I do kinda miss having my meals made for me but since I was easing into making mine myself even before I moved out, it wasn't that big a transition. I guess I don't like having to go to the laundromat and sitting there for an hour either.

The freedom and actually living in close proximity to, well, stuff are probably the biggest perks. Hopefully by next summer I'll move again and I can add "better weather" and "being close to my old college buddies" to that list.

May 29th, 2013, 9:15 PM
i'm nervous to move out with me having anxiety and depression. the one thing i feel like i would be happy about would be me being able to be independent.

May 29th, 2013, 9:23 PM
For those of you who are still living at home: What do you look forward to most about moving out of home?

A personal goal of mine is to move into my own home by the age of 25-26. I'm making a decent about of money now so, I rather use some of it to help out my mother just as she's helped me and save up on the side to have enough for a reasonable down payment.

But, I'm definitely looking forward to achieving that "American Dream" of owning a home. Idk, mowing the lawn? Haha, I don't come from a family of privilege so I already know I'm looking forward to the idea as a whole.

May 29th, 2013, 9:30 PM
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