A significant change came into our lives when my father's work required him to be located in another country (they’ve lived in Dubai, Hong Kong and now they’re in Zambia). My sister and I were studying at University at the time so it made more sense for us to stay behind. So there we were 18 and 20 years old with a house, even more chores, studying and so much more responsibility to deal with. It was a huge adjustment at first but also one of the biggest and best life lessons I have learnt to date.
It’s the silly things that make the difference though. I mean just the other day I put a bed back together all on my own (my mom helped my holding the planks up). Where before I would have just left it for my father to do when he got home from work (although these days I have the option of leaving those kinds of things for the fiancé to do).