3 hints for living (and love)

I live in Toronto for three years. Like most of the students, I moved to the center at the beginning of my first year at the university. For two months, I lived with my mother in a quiet, albeit boring suburb, living in a flat in the heart of Toronto. This meant that you must deal with the new environment, new friends, universities and responsibilities that come with your life

That was a big change. And first of all, I hated him

There was no AC in my apartment in early September. The temperature on the outside was 30 degrees, and the first week was not able to sleep. From the surrounding area, at least the noise of the city streets. I would have been awakened by the sirens, the signal of the carriage, the drunken people screamed, the dogs ... drunken people yelled at dogs with dogs

The city at night was a polar opposite of the suburbs

I was lucky my roommate was my brother, so I wasn't always alone. I needed someone to talk to. But leaving also meant that, for the first time in my life, my dear friends were no longer living in the streets. In some cases, they have lived for three hours. I felt myself sober in my life, and being an introstic who started at a new school only made things worse

This speaks of the experiences of different countries. This transition is not difficult for all. I met a lot of people who loved going to school. There are a lot of good things that can get out of it. The first night was definitely rude. But things have changed since then. I moved into my own studio and I live on my own. I never thought I'd get to that point

If you feel that you've overtaken this transition, or if you just don't know what to expect, then I learned a few things that I learned in the last three years that helped me get my permission

One thing you get when you leave university is independence. You can do as you please, especially if you don't have neighbors. You can walk naked, prepare naked, sleep naked, stay uncharted, stay on it so late as you want to kill until 3 in the morning (the right my neighbor chooses too often) ... the list seems endless

However, this freedom also entails great responsibility. You have to take care of every aspect of your life. Once these duties are secondary, they can live on your own

I learned that hard way. I admit, of course, I wasn't the cleanest or most pro-active roommate when I first moved in with my brother. It's the fact that he's gonna be happy

However, when I started my functions, my apartment became a more hospitable place for life. I made sure I went to bed within a reasonable time, that I had a laundry and grocery schedule, that I was out of the trash at regular intervals, that my clothes were folded and hung over on the floor. I'm telling you right now, you know that you were mature when you loved the fact that there was no crockery in the sink

It's definitely more work. Believe me, there were times when I was paging with my homework, and we were doing the dishes last I thought. This is happening, and the usual family responsibilities will add some stress to your life. But if you are proactive and do a schedule, and do it, they won't be as tense

Remember how these exciting games, like the club penguin and the Sms, were when we were kids? You have to build your own house or buy your own needle, and then dress it as you like. Living on your own is a real version of this! ... needles and everything (good, only in Canada)

This is your chance to express yourself. Personally, I'm a Star Wars fan, and my parents will never let me put posters when I live with them. So the first thing I did when I moved out was plaster walls with Star Wars posters. It was a symbolic "designation of my territory."

Think about what you love and what you want to wake up and see every morning. If you want to wake up with a picture of Justin Bieber in the ceiling, every morning, GO FOR IT! If you want to make a bed with the help of soft animals, all the power!

It's also a great way to calm your nerves. If you start to feel overloaded with the idea that you live in your own place, take a few minutes to sit down and plan what you want to do with your place. There may be plans in the ikea directory. He would be happy to have the final result

Finally, photos of friends and family are always the best cure for homescope. Don't forget to take them with you. They can be a great reminder that you don't do it in your own

I've spent a lot of time talking about what you can do inside, but it also opens up

Before you go, go through some studies to find out some of the local hot spots you want to visit. Use a small list of buckets to help you

There are many resources that you can use to move through the new environment

usually has some excellent offerings ranging from local events to food is also an excellent source of information on unique hot spots in different cities in Canada is a fantastic resource for finding local restaurants

Learn the new environment together. It'll take some time to get to know each other and help you find some common ground

The big problem is that life in your country must be an adventure. This will, of course, be difficult at any time. But there are things you can do, big and small, that will help make the experience positive. Life in my own language taught me a lot, and if you go into it with an open mind, it will do the same for you

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Nick is a writer from Toronto. He's been a fourth year at Ryerson University. He likes animation, photography, and any science fiction or fiction