Wednesday, December 14, 2016

3 Ways To Become An Independent (Young) Adult

If you are at the age now where you think that it may be time to grow up a little, take on more responsibilities in your life and become independent like you know you can be, here are the top 3 things that will make you feel like you are 'officially' becoming an adult.

Now you have reached that certain age; it is time for you to learn how to drive. Not only is it cool, but you also have so much more freedom. If you want to go somewhere, you don't have to ask someone to take you anymore - you can just go! It also opens more opportunities to find a job because you are able to go a little further than maybe you could if you had to take the bus or the train.

Even if you don't have your own car, it doesn't matter, you will have your license ready and waiting for when you do. Probably, the best part of passing your test is that once you’ve passed - that’s it. You don’t need to take it again (unless you do something stupid, land up in court and get ordered to retake it.) So if you learn when you have the time and money, you’ve got it out of the way. (There are also companies that offer a practice permit test for free, which is a great way to get started.)

Go To College
Now not everyone has to go to college, but it would be wise to go. College work will challenge and inspire you. And it's not like School, you are treated completely different, you have a choice. If you don't want to be there, you can just leave.

In college, you can explore subjects in greater depth than you did in high school, choose your own courses and class schedule, decide which extracurricular activities you’ll focus on and how much time you’ll give them. It helps students develop into mature, responsible and independent adults. But you’re not entirely on your own - colleges offer students many kinds of help making this transition, such as tutoring and academic advising as well as counseling and other support.

Move Out
You will want your own privacy now that you're older. As an adult, we all want it. Your parents have probably been hinting that they need some privacy, too. Believe it or not, your parents want some alone time just as badly as you do! After a certain age, it becomes rude to have you friends over at your parents' house all the time. If your friend feels comfortable enough to go into the fridge without permission, it's time to move out.

Another thing is that your parents will always call you irresponsible until you prove them wrong. If you feel that you are not getting the respect that you deserve from your parents, then that's a sign that you should move out.

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