Mar­garet Gar­cia, 27

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Fun, Fearless Life -

fi­nance man­ager

There’s a point at which you’ve got to kick your­self out of your par­ents’ house and be on your own. If you don’t have a timeline for it, it prob­a­bly means that you don’t have a clue when and how you’ll be ca­pa­ble of tak­ing care of your­self in the fu­ture. You’ll get older, but your life­style won’t change be­cause you won’t take risks, dis­cover your­self, and move to­wards in­de­pen­dence.

Mov­ing out of your par­ents’ home re­quires a lot of prepa­ra­tion. It’s definitely a se­ries of char­ac­ter-build­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, both neg­a­tive and pos­i­tive. You have to man­age ex­penses, save, eval­u­ate your com­fort level, and deal with your par­ents’ feel­ings. Hav­ing a dead­line to move out will push you to find your hustle, cope with change, and de­fine your own awesome life.

Many women wait for mar­riage to move out of their par­ents’ house but you cer­tainly don’t be­come in­de­pen­dent and “grownup” just by be­com­ing a wife. Mov­ing from your par­ents’ house to your hus­band’s house, you’ll need to sat­isfy oth­ers’ expectations and make their hap­pi­ness a pri­or­ity. When else will you have the chance to live by your­self and for your­self?

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