Living At Home Or Not? Essay

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Living at home? But I’m in College! One of the first major decisions we have to make after college acceptance is deciding where to live. The most common choice college students seem to make is moving into a dorm. Moving into a dorm and gaining the freedom college offers is a rite of passage for young adults. However, the excitement and freedom dorm life offers may work for some students but others may find it more difficult. Living at home can be a good alternative for students who may not find dorm life all it is intended to be. Unfortunately, living at home can present challenges as well.
Dorm life is the most frequent choice first year students make. Pinterest may be partially to blame for the enthusiastic response to living in a tiny room with a complete stranger. After all, just type in dorm room décor and thousands of pictures flood the screen. Twinkle lights, a cute bed spread and some cool pictures can make any room feel like home. Well, it’s not quite that simple. Nevertheless, shopping for dorm necessities is an exciting first step in preparing for this new phase in life. A major draw to dorm life is the opportunity to live independently, without hovering parents. Students are able to decide when they study, spend time with friends and other than curfew times when they come and go. Dorm life offers constant contact with other students and opportunities to make friends. Sharing a room with an existing friend or making a new friend can be another benefit to dorm…

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