You may just have started going to college or university, at this point in your life it is a time where you grow up and become independent. Here are some signs of independence:
-Managing your own finances and paying for everything you need such as phone bills, food, going out, hobbies, travel etc.
-Driving your own car and paying for petrol and insurance
-Getting a part time job
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