Living away from family
A good roommate can make living away from family a memorable experience.
Becoming more mature
Living the days away from your parents makes your daily routines totally different: no one wakes you up for early classes, no one prepares your breakfast, no one cleans your clothes or room, or stays by your side when you are in trouble. You manage all of this yourself. You also learn to correct mistakes you make, and get better at running your life on your own. Independent life requires great responsibility, good concentration, and (surprise!), it makes you more mature. Day by day, step by step, there would be another “you”. You can confidently control your own life rather than depend on Mom and Dad.
No matter how many difficulties you are going to face from living away from family, the greatest thing you can gain from this new life is freedom. Away from your parents, you can do many things without asking: going out with friends, registering for your desired classes or joining interesting clubs. Sometimes your parents might be so over-protective that you find it hard to do everything you know you want. Now that you are on your own, you face no barriers to your imagination, responsibly of course. Freedom will boost your ego, self-esteem, and motivate you to discover yourself.
Embracing new cultures
Imagine working or studying abroad! Traveling to a new country will give you many opportunities to make new friends or to meet interesting colleagues. Most of them come from different backgrounds and would have unique cultural values or perceptions. Getting along with them requires much effort and strong confidence. Adaptation will turn you into someone more knowledgeable, sociable and friendly, which are the important keys to your success in life.
Many young people think that living away from family is too much of a challenge, which they hesitate to overcome. However, consider this as a new chapter of your life, from which you can gain many valuable experiences. You will face problems like financial crises, homesickness or culture shocks, but your youthful energy and ‘dare attitude’ will help you defeat any challenge. No pain, no gain. Living away from family is a time of passage -- it will give you interesting lessons that you cannot learn elsewhere!