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Living Alone at Twenty

We all like our alone time but what if you had to choose to be alone all the time? Almost six months ago, I made the decision to move out on my own. The opportunity sort of fell into my lap and I decided to roll with it.

In all honesty, it wasn’t the best time for me to take on a huge move but if I didn’t do it then, I’m not sure I would have for a long time. Not to mention, I found an amazing little apartment for a price that couldn’t be beat. The move took only two days but settling in never really happened. Living alone is so new, it’s been hard to adjust to. I’ve found myself always needing the TV on even if I’m not watching it. I leave at least one light on in the living room at all times and sleep with my bedroom door closed (I think these insane routines are a direct result of watching Criminal Minds every day).

Despite all the difficulties, there’s so much I’ve learned from this step in my life. First, don’t move until you know you make enough to afford your rent! I had to take on a second job in order to make ends meet but it’s all working. I learned that it’s much harder to decorate an entire apartment in comparison to just a bedroom, but I loved the challenge of decorating a whole space how I wanted it to be. I never thought it was possible to live on my own at such a young age, but it’s definitely doable. I’m thankful that I got to experience living in an apartment but I think I’m ready for a roommate or two!


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