…I’ve had a few roommates over my days, two of which were my best friends, and they were wonderful as roommates and friends. I lived with one for 6 years…and holy crap yes that’s a long time. As I shifted into my late twenties and started grad school, I wanted a bit more space, and try things on my own. Do things as I wanted, when I wanted, and how I wanted.
I will admit, right before I moved into my first one bedroom apartment in Boston, I did get a little 2 pound black kitten. This little runt was a ball of cuteness, and kept me company when I felt like I missed my old roommate. And she is only 5 pounds today…you heard me right.
But what’s really great about living alone?
- There is no one to judge when you order in for dinner…again
- No one to tell you to clean up when you want to lay on the couch (although I am quite a tidy person anyway)
- The ability to decompress from a long day, on your own terms
- Being able to sleep in or stay up as long as you want
- Feeling like a real adult
- Taking the time to get to know yourself
- Getting to enjoy your own company
- If you can live by yourself and enjoy it, you’ll be better suited for a significant other too
- Time to be more productive and less on someone’s else’s schedule
- Time to just be you
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