This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-5 of 5 discussions (7 posts)

What was your biggest challenge when it came time for you to leave your parental

  1. Ricki-Lee Keeley profile image85
    Ricki-Lee Keeleyposted 2 years ago

    What was your biggest challenge when it came time for you to leave your parental home?

  2. Lori P. profile image88
    Lori P.posted 2 years ago

    I missed my parents. It was hard to leave because I loved them so much and wanted them to be in my daily life. When I finally did leave, I returned often. But then, I ended up getting focused on my own life and visited less frequently being busy with work, school, friends, etc. But they were always there for me whenever I needed them.

    After I married and had children, I returned a lot more as we lived in the same city. I helped take care of my mother when she got cancer. I held her hand as she took her final breath. They both have died, and I miss them terribly.

    My own adult children still live with us. We're just a close family, I guess. Growing up doesn't mean having to grow away from each other.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      So sweet!

  3. dashingscorpio profile image85
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/12663102_f260.jpg

    I couldn't wait to be FREE!
    The first experience was being dropped off on my college campus. The next experience was moving to Southern California at age 21.
    I've always long for the freedom to live my life on (my) own terms. Being a child to me meant you were trapped and forced to do things someone else wanted you to do. Disagreement was not allowed in our household and punishment was oftentimes physical.
    I embraced adulthood and never looked back!
    The first time I had my own apartment, furniture, car, a job, and the ability to spend my leisure time/money how I saw fit I was in heaven!
    My biggest challenge was justifying the time and airfare money to go back home to visit.smile
    Truth be told my parents never truly viewed me as an "adult" until I was out of the house and independently taking care of myself.

  4. cobrien profile image78
    cobrienposted 2 years ago

    How on Earth was I going to pay all those bills? Cost of living is high where I come from.

    1. Ricki-Lee Keeley profile image85
      Ricki-Lee Keeleyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Cobrien, I agree entirely with that and I don't think its exclusively the high cost of living. Just the realisation of how many bills there are. And the process if being responsible and accountable for paying them. How did you handle it yourself?

  5. brakel2 profile image81
    brakel2posted 2 years ago

    My biggest challenge was to get rid of accumulated clothes, papers, photos, and other items  hoarded over a period of time. I remember spending hours in my basement discarding, reminiscing. It took me forever because of this task and all the memories and a closing of a chapter in my life. I should have left before reaching the age of 26 and would advise others to spread their wings at an earlier age. My parents were too protective of me, in my opinion. They were very good to me, nonetheless.

 
working