Margaret Garcia, 27
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?