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I have recently moved to another state to further my education. This is the first time in almost 23 years of my life that I am planning to live away from my family for an extended period of time. It has not been long since the major shift but the emotional rollercoaster refuses to give me a rest.

Here’s how I feel living away from the people who have always supported me through and through.


The moment I stepped into my new place, it hit me like a tidal wave of exhilaration. I mean, who wouldn’t be excited about having their own space to decorate (or occasionally mess up) however they want? It’s like being the captain of your own ship, steering through the uncharted waters of adulthood. The independence is absolutely thrilling, and I couldn’t wait to start this new chapter of my life.

Freedom Feels Fantastic

I do understand that parents want the best for us and the constant supervision comes from a good place. Nonetheless, now it feels like I have the space to make my own mistakes and learn from them. The parental guidance is still present without being overbearing and overwhelming.

The Homesick Blues

The homesickness hit me like a ton of bricks. I miss mom’s home-cooked meals, dad’s corny jokes, and even my annoying little sibling. There’s just something about the familiar smell of home that makes you appreciate it even more once you’re far away. Those late-night talks and lazy Sunday mornings are the little things that tug at your heartstrings.

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Adulting Ain’t Easy

One word: responsibilities. Adulting comes with its own set of challenges – paying bills, doing laundry, and figuring out how to cook more than just instant noodles. Suddenly, I’m the one responsible for making sure there’s food in the kitchen! While it’s a bit overwhelming at times, it’s also incredibly empowering. Learning to manage my own life is a skill I wouldn’t trade for anything.

New Friends

It is exhilarating that I get to meet new people. The culture shock is real and so is the joy of interacting with people from different walks of life. I have bonded with people over the silliest of things. I also feel that this is the first time that I have truly learnt about cooperation and adjustment.

Growing Pains and Gains

Yes, it will be a wild ride, full of ups and downs. I will stumble, fumble, and sometimes even face-plant on this journey, but that’s what growth will be all about, right? I will discover strengths I never knew I had and will face challenges that will make me more resilient. Every day will feel like a new opportunity to learn and grow, and that’s something I wouldn’t trade for the world.

My life is currently a crazy and beautiful mess. I miss my family and friends back home but I am equally excited about the new changes that are in store for me.

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This post is tagged under: adventure, independence, homesickness, adulting, new friends, personal growth, moving away, nostalgia, challenges, resilience, life journey

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