Living alone can be hard sometimes. There are some days when all you need is to come back home to a home cooked meal made by a person you love, and others when all you want is to hide away from the world and have your own space.
Being a career girl means that most of the time you have to learn to make it on your own and sometimes living alone is a part of the process. Don’t fear the independence, here are the bonuses of living alone!
#1 You have your independence
Of course, the number one bonus of living alone is that it gives you such a great lesson on how to be independent. In order to be a strong woman you need to be able to cope on your own and handle the challenges that come with it, bills, groceries and cleaning are all mundane but essential parts of life. Being able to be independent doesn’t mean that you are a lonely person and that you are burdened to face everything on your own. It only means you are able to take a great care of yourself.
#2 You have no inhibitions
Want to eat ice cream for dinner or do a dance routine in front of your mirror? Nobody can laugh at you or raise their eyebrows to criticise. You get to do whatever you want, including singing as loud as you want and refusing to do the washing up. Bliss.
#3 You never ever have to share
If you share your apartment it also means that you have to share most of the space and have to compromise on a lot of things, including your habits. You have to adapt to another person’s way of living and well, a lot of times be understanding and patient. If you live alone you can be delightfully selfish, run around naked if you really want and hog the bathroom for hours. You deserve it!
#4 You get peace and quiet
Living alone means there is no one you can argue with. No fights over dirty dishes and no passive aggressive notes left on the kitchen counters. Don’t underestimate this, it is definitely one of the best advantages of living alone. The only person you have to argue with is yourself…if you really want to.
#5 You can fill it with whatever you want
Hell, you can decorate your apartment to match the interior of your local Urban Outfitters or just stick weird photos and postcards all over the wall. Nobody can tell you your choice of rug is ugly or that you can’t adorn every surface with a jewellery holder and a candle. Plus you can crack out the incense and nobody will moan that they don’t like the scent.
#6 Your makeup game gets strong
With no sharing, you will be able to use the bathroom for how long you need, you can spread your makeup all over the place and film your very own amateur YouTube beauty videos. Say goodbye to quick showers and super quick make up application and give yourself a big round of applause: you finally made it, you have a bathroom all for your own!
#7 You get super organised
You can make and follow you own timetable and this is such a bonus! If you decide to stay up all night to catch up on the last ten episodes of The Originals you are more than welcome to do so. If you don’t feel like cleaning the bathroom today, you can do it tomorrow (but please, do it!). If after work you decide to go out for drinks with your friends you are free to do it and don’t have to worry about apologising to someone who might be waiting for you at home to have dinner together. Plus you don’t have to tip toe home trying desperately not to stumble and knock everything over at 3am.
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