A few years ago when I moved into my very first apartment I felt like such an adult.
I had my own bills to pay, groceries to buy, and my very own mailbox.
I know this might not sound very exciting to others, but it sure was exciting for me. Unfortunately for me this excitement quickly began to fade as I started to see just how frustrating living on your own can be. For example, after a few weeks of living on my own my mom and dad began to pester me about hiring an HVAC contractor to come out and perform a checkup on my air conditioning unit. I had never had any serious problems with my air conditioning unit to that point, and after looking at the prices that most of the local HVAC contractors had for a checkup I was less than interested. Several more weeks passed by after this, and soon enough my air conditioning unit started to have a long list of problems. After having to call an HVAC contractor to have the send out an emergency repair tech I was told that my air conditioning unit was in such bad shape that I would have to replace the unit entirely. I ended up having to spend several thousand dollars on the replacement, and just to add insult to injury I also learned that the ductwork would need to be replaced as well. All in all, I can say without question that I learned from this experience the hard way, and from now on I will take my HVAC care more seriously no matter where I am living.