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    (Original post by nyancats)
    I am so close to my family so that really scares me the thought of a) not having them around and b) not knowing anyone in a new city

    Plus I am an only child
    Being an only child is no excuse really; I moved away for uni to another city when I was 19. You just do it and make friends don't you? Try looking for flatshares or something if loneliness concerns you
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    Nyancats, please ignore what some of the people in this thread are talking about. Moving away from home is a big deal for some people, who gives a **** if it wasn't a big deal for them? Like you, I was comfortable living with my parents, to the point where I was worried that I'd never have the inclination to leave. And then they moved to Australia, and I joined them for a year, but I came back to the UK because I really wanted to study and it would have been too expensive for me to do it over there. I moved back to the country I was born in, but I moved to a city where I didn't know anyone, 4 hours away from my home town and extended family... And it was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be! Okay... so I only lasted two weeks without getting a cat, but that's beside the point. It was nice having the freedom to make a space my own, and when you're forced into that sort of independence, it's actually quite empowering. And at the end of the day, I always knew that if I really hated it, I could move back to Australia if I wanted to. You can only try it - if it's fine, it'll all be good; if you hate it, you can move back and look for something closer to home - no shame in that. Good luck!
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    (Original post by LannaBanana)
    Nyancats, please ignore what some of the people in this thread are talking about. Moving away from home is a big deal for some people, who gives a **** if it wasn't a big deal for them? Like you, I was comfortable living with my parents, to the point where I was worried that I'd never have the inclination to leave. And then they moved to Australia, and I joined them for a year, but I came back to the UK because I really wanted to study and it would have been too expensive for me to do it over there. I moved back to the country I was born in, but I moved to a city where I didn't know anyone, 4 hours away from my home town and extended family... And it was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be! Okay... so I only lasted two weeks without getting a cat, but that's beside the point. It was nice having the freedom to make a space my own, and when you're forced into that sort of independence, it's actually quite empowering. And at the end of the day, I always knew that if I really hated it, I could move back to Australia if I wanted to. You can only try it - if it's fine, it'll all be good; if you hate it, you can move back and look for something closer to home - no shame in that. Good luck!
    Hi thanks for your reply. I know some of the comments i've had are just downright rude and irrelevant!?

    Anyway wow you are brave haha - Yes I will probably end up adopting a dog. Yeah exactly, I feel like I just need to try it and always tell myself if it's not for me I can go back closer to home but I am looking forward to having my own flat/house/whatever. Thank you!
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    (Original post by nyancats)
    Well yeah I know that... How soon in advance do you apply for grad jobs?
    It depends on what kind of jobs or schemes you're trying to go for. But Start early by like next year end of August/September. Get your cv checked now. And don't be picky or Youre likely to be disappointed.
 
 
 
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