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LIVE GR: Moving Out of Home (11th of November 7:30pm)

Moving out of home can be an exciting time. It can potentially enable us to experience a new culture, spend more time with friends, partners or extended family, be more closer to work or study or give us a sense of freedom and independence.

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But it can also be challenging. Who knew there was so much to learn? Suddenly, you might have to learn new skills you've never had to use before. Other times, we might not get along with members of our new household or find ourselves struggling to pay the bills. What if we end up missing our old home?
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So join us this Wednesday, the 11th of November at 7:30pm, where we'll be discussing all the ins and outs of moving out of home.

Can't wait to see you all then! Smiley Happy
 
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Re: LIVE GR: Moving Out of Home (11th of November 7:30pm)

Just tagging some folks who might be interested in joining the chat tonight Smiley Happy

 

@panda_6940 @ChristopherHunter @aptronnoida @MB95 @Tiny_leaf @sunnygirl606 @wanderingwasp @StormySeas17 @featuringme @Saltwaterdreamtime @Hozzles 

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Re: LIVE GR: Moving Out of Home (11th of November 7:30pm)

Welcome everyone! Tonight we'll be chatting about the topic of 'Moving Out of Home'! Smiley Very Happy

 

Everyone feel free to join in- whether you're still living in your parents basement or traveling the world, we'd love to hear your perspective. Remember to reach out to someone if you feel at all upset by anything discussed today, and check out the community guidelines if you haven't already

 

Okay, so our first question of the night *drum roll please*

How do you know when you're ready to move out of home? Why do some people move out earlier than others?

 

 

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Re: LIVE GR: Moving Out of Home (11th of November 7:30pm)

I think it's different for everyone regarding when they feel like they should move out! Some people feel they need to move out when they don't want to be under the prying eyes of their parents all the time, while others move out when they feel old enough and mature enough. Whatever the reason, the urge to move out comes at different times for everyone. Or it could be that people have no choice but to move out. For example , I am potentially starting university interstate next year, which would require me to move out Smiley Sad

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Re: LIVE GR: Moving Out of Home (11th of November 7:30pm)

Hi all! Smiley Happy

How do you know when you're ready to move out of home? Why do some people move out earlier than others?
I think you're ready to move out of home when you feel confident being able to manage everyday situations on your own and you can't think of any big reasons to continue staying at home. If you don't want to leave home, the transition will probably be harder. I think that some people move out earlier than others if they have the funds and means to do so, or they decide to become closer to work or study. It's hard to move out of home if you have health problems or need to care for loved ones who are living with you.

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I hope everything goes well with the university @panda_6940! It sounds like a major change.

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I think you're ready when you feel like you are and have some things set up for yourself, like a source of income, a safe place to live, some good supports. Not everyone has the luxury of all that when they move out. Some people choose to move out and some don't have much of a choice

 

(If accommodation is an issue for you, you are not alone. There are supports available)

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How do you know when you're ready to move out of home? Why do some people move out earlier than others?
This is a hard question, because I think it definitely differs for everyone. For most people, I would say whenever you feel ready. This is different for everyone so try not to feel pressured! A big thing from me is making sure you're financially independent and have a reliable source of income, however everyone's situation is different.

Different people move out earlier than others for so many reasons. Firstly... rent isn't cheap, so maybe they came from a more financially well-of background, have worked longer, and are more financially stable. Maybe they have a partner or close friends that they can trust to move in with. Unfortunately, some people come from an unsafe home environment so it may be beneficial to move out as soon as possible. For some people, moving out for the first time may happen at the same time as starting university, so they may move out to be closer to school. There's so many reasons.

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Thanks @WheresMySquishy ! It'll be a big change, but I'll try my best to adapt!

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Moving out can be so expensive @Hozzles! I agree with you that being able to afford to live on your own is a major factor. Someone I know who is close to my age does not work but was able to rent in an affluent part of the city because her dad sends her money. I was shocked she was able to afford the high rent at first but then I thought, 'Well that explains it then'. Smiley LOL