When Ryan submitted his application a month later for an apartment, he was informed that there would be an opening at the beginning of the next month. That was a lot sooner than we anticipated. Ryan, his dad, and I agreed that Ryan would probably be more successful on his own if we had another year to refine several life skills. A month to move out pushed our "schedule" up by 11 months. However, Ryan agreed to take the apartment enthusiastically.
The month passed quickly. We planned and focused. What would Ryan need immediately? What could wait? What could he borrorw? Could friends and family donate items?
His moving day quickly arrived!
His idea of packing was very different than mine, but then again, he had never moved. I showed him how to pack breakables, and the rest went as he saw fit. We rented a truck, and the move was done with the help of his parents and brothers.
Ryan enjoyed it all because this was HIS place.