Having a Job and a Place of Your Own
Your first independence is when you get your first job or jobs and you are able to move out and have a place of your own. This is independence from your parents. You will be of legal age to be on your own and you will no longer need to take money from mom and dad, at least not on a regular basis. At this point you are still dependent on your job for an income but you are able to make a lot of your own decisions – live where you want, date who you want, not date, possibly have a few drinks, or do what you want when you want… except when that interferes with your job.