I did it. I have achieved the impossible. At 25, I am proud to say that I live on my own! Never in a million years did I ever think that I’d live alone… but times have changed and so have I!
I am so fortunate and lucky to have a support system that has brought me to this point in my life. Living on my own was always a thought but never a reality. For one, I didn’t ever see myself living alone. I thought I’d feel lonely, scared, and like an outcast. Second, never did I think it would be financially possible, especially in a location of my choice. But not every situation is perfect. Embracing that, I came to a realization that the pros column was a lot longer than the cons. Aside from having two amazing parents always in my corner, I needed to mentally be in the right state of mind and accept being on my own. I have now learned that you are never REALLY alone…
After a big life change, I finally became at peace with the idea, and stopped looking for a roommate. The thought of accommodating what I wanted, vs. what reality was going to be: live with a stranger, in a crappy old apartment, at triple the amount I could ideally afford. Wasn’t at all appealing anymore.
Like I said before, not every situation is perfect. No I do not live that close to friends, or family, but I do feel comfortable in my apartment, which was and is my number one priority. As a woman, I needed to feel safe and secure, and that goes for wherever I am. I knew that from the last few years of some experiences, I was finally ready to do what made ME happy. Not getting caught up in what other people were doing, or living, or experiencing. I knew that this was the best decision for ME.
With that being said, I’ve been living in my new apartment for about three weeks now. Already having all of the furniture from my previous living situation, I didn’t need to purchase much. Everything in my apartment is from my parents old house, as they replaced all of their furniture a year ago. Granted, not everything I have is my taste, but I am very happy with how my apartment came out. It is home, and with pride, my home!
Thank you to my family and friends for always keeping my best interest at heart and giving me the advise I always need to hear. ❤
Special thanks to my parents. XOXO
Leave some love and share with me your thoughts on living alone. Have you ever wanted to? Regret not? Would love to hear!!!