11 Things I’ve Learned Since Moving Away

11 Things I've Learned Since Moving Away


Okay, so I know I have only been away from home for three months… But, these past few months have allowed me to grow as a person, and have taught me some incredible life lessons. I adapted to a new adventure in Chicago and changed as a person for the better. In honor of my ongoing journey of self-discovery, I wanted to share some of the most important things that I have learned so far with you lovely people. Enjoy!


  1. Coming home to a clean room is extremely satisfying — so take an extra five minutes each morning to at least make your bed.
  2. Always have a pair of comfortable shoes with you. You can always put on your pretty ones once you get to where you are going.
  3. Don’t take public transit alone past 10:00 p.m. When in doubt Uber it out.
  4. It’s okay to have a lazy day — mine include laying in bed, watching movies, and munching on some yummy snacks.
  5. Dogs are better than most people — and you will miss them… a lot.
  6. Always remember that everyone is only a phone call away.
  7. Just because you go out of your way for someone, doesn’t mean that they will do the same for you.
  8. Removing the toxic people in your life is necessary and beneficial.
  9. You will find out who your true friends are. Also, you will make new ones.
  10. You don’t use the kitchen as much as you’d like to… But don’t worry, thats why Grubhub, Postdates, and Doordash exist.
  11. It’s ultimately up to you to be happy, and you will realize that you truly can be.

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