It’s been about 2 months since I moved out on my own. Before moving day, I wrote about my thoughts and feelings on the matter, which you can read here. Now that some time has passed, I figured I could provide an update!
Moving day was very hectic; it certainly deserves its spot as one of the top 5 most stressful life events. Instead of hiring a professional moving company, we had a rented U-Haul truck and a couple friends helping. And since we didn’t live on the first floor of our prior residence, the process took twice as long. But, alas, we got through it. Moving in didn’t take as long since I was only taking probably a quarter of the furniture we had.
The First Few Weeks
I spent my first week here unpacking boxes and organizing. To my surprise, it took only six days to get everything unpacked and set up. The next couple of weeks consisted of shopping for anything else I may have needed and what not.
I also had a housewarming party, which I enjoyed very much. It was awesome to have family and friends over to celebrate a new accomplishment with me. The vibe was positive, and it was just a good time spent with great people.
Another surprise I experienced was not missing my previous residence or town at all, and I still don’t. I spent most of my life there, but I really just don’t miss it. I concluded that I’ve been ready to end that chapter for a long time, and finally begin this new one.
Despite some feelings of loneliness that come with relocating to a new area where you don’t know anyone yet, I am enjoying it here. I’m still exploring the area, and looking to get involved in activities that will help me meet new people.
One thing I have been struggling with is consistently sticking to a new routine. Since I’m on my own now, it’s solely up to me to hold myself accountable for everything I want and need to get done. It is a work in progress, but once I keep up the momentum, I know I will do well.
Thank you for reading. – TM