Before I get into it, let me (QUICKLY) catch you up.
- I graduated college in 2017 and decided to live at home for a year and save money.
- In early 2018 me and 3 other of my good friends decided to move out.
- We decided to rent a house and moved in around May of 2018.
- We’ve been living there ever since and have (recently) decided to move out.
To be completely blunt, moving is a royal pain in the ass. We (me and my 3 other roommates) went in with the intentions of renting for multiple years. You know, that rebellious “gotta get out of my parents house” attitude that all recent college graduates have. Don’t get me wrong, we had a BLAST. Parties every weekend, unlimited freedom and so much fun. We had a whole house to ourselves. What more could you ask for as young bachelors?
Fast forward to now.
Moving out on your own (or with friends) does a lot to mature you. Even though it may cost a lot more, the pros outweighs the cons in my mind. Aside from the bit (TONS) of fun we had, we also had to learn how to manage our money, pay our bills, fix things and eat on our own. Among many other things.
So if it’s all fine and dandy, why move out?
Great question. There is an entire myriad of reasons that I won’t get into, but the short answer is life happened. People mature at different rates and no amount of fun can hold you in one place for forever. Sometimes you gotta (purposely) throw yourself a curve-ball. Now I’m not saying that moving was my decision, it was a house consensus. We got sick of living in a frat house, it was messy and dirty, it was expensive, people were at different points in life, etc.
Don’t freak out though. This isn’t a sappy story. We’re all still best friends, in fact we’re going out to the bar tonight.
So what’s the point of this post?
Another good question. I’m not really sure. Maybe you’re in the same boat as me, or maybe you’re considering moving out for the first time with some friends. Just know that there will be highs and there will be lows. I still love these guys like they’re my brothers and even though we won’t be within yelling difference in the coming months, I don’t foresee the wild times we have coming to an end any time soon.