There is no experience quite like packing up all of your belongings and moving to new place. I moved from New York to Wilmington, North Carolina this past Monday and making it all happen was not an easy task. It’s an exhausting experience to say the least.
Are you considering a move in the near or distant future?
I know first-hand how difficult that decision can be. I considered the pros and cons of relocating for months before I took any concrete steps. In a few short weeks, I’ll be moving to an apartment in Wilmington, North Carolina (pending on storm clean-up, of course) from NYC.
While there are certainly reasons to stay put, there are plenty of valid reasons to relocate. Of course moving is an expensive hassle, particularly if your new home will be in a new state or country, but the expense can be worth it if the change will benefit the wellbeing of you and your family.
Student life can be really challenging. College students juggle multiple classes, extracurricular activities, and internships all while attempting to have a social life.
It can be particularly tough on first-year students who are testing out the collegiate experience away from home for the first time. Having that kind independence can be overwhelming to say the least.
That’s why it is essential to practice acts of self-care from the first day of class through finals week.
Let’s face it: living with your parents once you’ve already experienced independent living can be tough. It’s easy to feel like you’re taking a step back when you’re sleeping in your childhood room again.
It’s important to remember, though, that plenty of adults presently live with their parents. 15% of 25- to 35-year-old Millennials were living in their parents’ home as of 2016, and that figure continues to rise. Moving home can be a smart money-move if you’re trying to save for a downpayment on a house or pay off college debt.