What Independence Taught Me


Today is my ninth month living on my own in an apartment. I’ve been asked about the WHYs and the HOWs but the most interesting question was: “Don’t you ever get lonely? Aren’t you scared?” Yes, it does get scary. It does get lonely. However, it’s overcoming the fear and loneliness that makes independence fulfilling. It’s knowing that you can make things happen (no matter how daunting that is) and you’re going to be just fine. Since I moved out, I’ve been learning a lot and I’ve come to realize there’s more to independence than just overcoming my fears:

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