My First Apartment is a Step Toward Adulthood

I recently informed my parents that i would be moving to Richardson, TX for school, a fact that they are not taking very well unfortunately. They have done their best to try and prevent me from leaving the state for my education but I cannot stop this feeling that’s bubbling up in me, that feeling to move on with my life. I know that I am only 18 but when I found the Richardson TX apartments for rent that were right next to a university that has a program I really want to explore I knew it was going to be the right decision for me.

My parents are having a hard time accepting the fact that I am able to take care of myself. For them, the idea of me leaving everything behind means being out on my own where I can, and most likely will, make mistakes. It’s easy to say that I am going to make mistakes since I have no idea how I will cope with them or if I will coping well. It’s going to be an entirely new learning experience for me but it’s something that is necessary if I want to be able to grow into adulthood.

We have to make mistakes in order to earn from them. We have to know that we are able to overcoming those mistakes and we have to learn how to exactly do that. We have to learn not to panic when we’re making them and most importantly we have to learn how to make decisions and those decisions which are best for us in the future, not just in the moment. I know all of this but I know that I am going to stumble a lot – who doesn’t? I’m willing to take on these responsibilities in order to become more than what I am.

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