Jan 13, 2009 5:33 AM GMT
What does it really mean for one to take care of oneself? I'm trying to find my own answer and listen to answers from others.
Laurence saidWhen you can support yourself financially, pay your own bills and rent(mortgage), cook, clean and manage all aspects of your life, then you can say you can take care of yourself.Thanks Laurence. I keep trying to take that into consideration. I sometimes feel that I should be doing more for myself, but I'm not in a position to move away from anytime soon. As crowded as it can be at home, its still the place where I can get a warm meal, hot showers, and four sturdy walls to keep me safe.
You are going through that period of gradual change from being a child (having all things done for them by their parents) to being an adult (hopefully capable of looking after themselves). It suaully doesn't happen overnight.
I left home to go to college and never went home. I have looked after myself ever since, without having to ask my parents for anything.
However the great thing about familiies is, that although I've never had to rely on my parents, I do know that if I needed to I could go live back at home if I needed to.
My advice. Don't rush to grow up and be too independent. Enjoy this period of freedom from the worry of bills, bills, bills. You'll soon live alone (or wiht friends) and be able to come and go as you please. But this freedom will come at the cost of having to take care of yourself.
tryingtolive saidWhat does it really mean for one to take care of oneself? I'm trying to find my own answer and listen to answers from others.