University has been busy, busy, busy recently. Deadlines keep approaching and everyone is hard at work.
I’ve met many prospective students around the uni at open days, and many of them are dubious about living with their parents whilst at uni.
For many people university is a chance to gain some independence. But I chose to stay at home, and it was certainly the best decision for me. I still have independence, I commute into the city, I’m in charge of my time and my finances. But when I get home I can cuddle my pets, there’s food in the fridge and I’m surrounded by countryside and peace and quiet.
Staying at home isn’t for everyone, but moving out also isn’t for everyone. It’s good to weigh up the pros and cons and find what suits you. It’s not true that you don’t get ‘the university experience’ by living at home. Plus you can save money up for a home of your own, like I’m doing.
I hope you make the right decision for you.
(I’d miss their cute little faces too much)