Story: Independent Living Skill Development

In by Paige Haberkorn

Here's a Quick Story

“I moved out on my own last year. Finding a place to live and living by yourself is scary. It’s like you don’t really realize it’s going to happen until it happens. It’s actually like you’re afraid to be by yourself and then you are. And then, it’s not so bad. That first couple weeks you’re unsure and then you’re like, ‘I’m still here. I actually showered. I ate food. I’m okay.’ It’s actually pretty cool. Like ‘My parents aren’t here. They’re not going to tell me what to do.’ It was awesome. I come home. I could like throw my shirt here, shoes over there, cook what I want, eat what I want. It was awesome.”

Transition-age youth