moving out

You know that feeling when you find out something that's common knowledge for the rest of the world? Or you learn that the whole world does something differently than you do?

A lot of that happened to me when I moved out of my Caribbean parents' home at the age of 18 and started living with Canadian roommates.

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It's inevitable. You have to move out of your parents home at some point, and doing it for the first time is pretty terrifying. You want to call your mom every 2 seconds to ask her how to boil water, but also demanded independence for the years you were living at home. It's the definition of bittersweet. 

Although there is not a set time on when you have to move out, most people move out in their early or mid-twenties. It's one of the biggest responsibilities you'll take on, and it can be stressful. But it also changes your whole life, as you're officially independent from your parents. 

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So, you guys have been dating for quite some time now. The idea has popped up a couple of times and you may have addressed it, but it hasn't quite actualized yet.

Yes, it does sound pretty cute - waking up together every morning, going to bed together every night, cooking every dinner together. But it isn't always that way. For many couples, yes, living together is great! You learn to be dependent and independent, learn to accept each others' gross and annoying habits, and you nurture your relationship it grow stronger.

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It’s hard to choose the right place to live, especially in a city with as many options as Ottawa. I know that for me personally, being near transportation or near school/work is usually the #1 factor in my selection process, but there are plenty of other things to consider.

To make your life a little easier, we did some of the hard work for you with the help of CLV Group. Whether you're looking for somewhere pet-friendly, need it to be laundry or dishwasher accessible, want your own balcony, and even want to know what's around in the neighbourhood, their website makes customizing your search for the perfect pad super easy and convenient.

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