Contemplating

For the last month or so I have been doing a lot of thinking. It has been mainly about the direction that I am heading in life. At the moment, the one thing that I have been thinking about is whether or not I should move out. There are a lot of reasons why I want to move out but there are also some factors that makes me doubt it. But in the end, a move might be imminent.

Since the day that I started working at my current job, I have been struggling a little with the commute. At first, I didn’t mind taking the bus to work everyday but then I started realizing that it wasted a lot of my time. By taking the bus to work, I would waste at least three hours of my day. By driving to work, I would save some time but then I would have to worry about gas and insurance as well.

On the other hand, moving out would mean that I would have to start worrying about higher rent other bills. Mississauga is a very expensive place to live for a bachelor like myself. A one room apartment can cost at least $700 per month. If I was to move into something like that, I’ll have to pay for all of that on my own. And I don’t think that hydro and other utilities are included in that price. It can get quite expensive when you’re paying for things on your own. But then again, that’s what I’ve been doing throughout my college years.

It’s a pretty big decision to make since I’ve been living at home my whole life. My parents don’t ask for rent and I didn’t have to worry about cooking food. So things are going to be very different if I move out. But it’s not like things will change too much. Most of the time, I’m down in my room working on the computer. I’m barely ever upstairs in the living room. If I do move out, I don’t think things will be that different. It’ll just be a bit quieter around the house because now there will be less music flaring.

It’ll be quieter at my new place too since I’ll be the only one there. I don’t know too many people in Mississauga. It might be better that way because then I won’t spend too much money on going out. I’ll probably spend most of my money on fast food because I can’t cook anything other than rice and scrambled eggs. Speaking of which, maybe I’ll learn to cook for myself.

First things first, I will have to think about the cost of living on my own. Right now, with the hours that I am getting at work, I won’t be able to afford to get myself a place on my own. If I can get full time hours, I think I can make enough to pay for a decent apartment. Since I don’t go out too much, the rest of the money will go into my savings. With those savings, I’m hoping to have up enough to pay back my parents for all these years. They probably won’t accept it but I’ll figure out a way to get it to them.

After finding a place, I will probably have to look into getting some transportation. I hate taking the bus to go anywhere. No matter the distance, you will still waste a lot of time. There are a lot of people that are willing to pay a lot of money if it means that they will save some time. Look at the amount of people who are willing to take the 407 ETR because it has the least amount of traffic. I don’t think the OPP patrols that highway so I doubt that anyone goes the speed limit. I’m starting to understand the meaning of “time is money.”

In the end, moving out might be that fresh new start that I am looking for. I have lived in Hamilton for so long that it is starting to get boring here. There aren’t too many opportunities opening up around here either. Mississauga on the other hand is starting to grow. I think their population doubled or tripled in the last few years. Even so, I think they will have room for one more.