Friday, February 8, 2019

Why It's Best For You to Live on Your Own in Your Twenties

Being young, it seems hard to move away from your family. Even if you move 20 or 30 minutes away, you may still get the feeling that you rather be home. You know that feeling is okay, however, there are some pretty good reasons why it is best for you to live on your own in your twenties.

1. You learn to cook on your own.

Yes we all love some of mama's good 'ol cooking, but it is time to venture out and learn how to cook on your own. Learning how to cook on your own will also make sure you never go hungry living on your own. Also it helps you cut out eating so much of those microwavable dinners.

2. No roommate drama.

I feel like this isn't addressed enough. Everybody has had that moment where they want roommates, they got them, and enjoyed having them. On the other hand, some people have had them and it totally sucked. When you're on your own, you do not have to deal with the none of the drama that comes with them. I have this friend who had a roommate and she dealt with so much living with ex roomie, that it caused her so much stressed. She had to deal with her being very messy and having company that would trash the place. Not to mention, they were super rude and loud. 

3. Self-awareness.

When you're alone, you become very self-aware. You realize what you really want and need. 

4. Alone time.

Of course no one wants to be alone all the time, but you do get more of it, especially when you need it. You don't have to worry about anybody barging in at any given moment because you got the place all to yourself!

5. You learn how cherish things.

Living on your own teaches you how to cherish a lot of things. It also helps your heart grow fonder. It teaches you to cherish your relationships with your loved ones. Its like when we live with our loved ones we sometimes tend to argue more than we do when we move away from them. When my sister got her own apartment, our relationship got so much better. Even when we are around each other we have more fun than argue because we know that once its times for her to go back home, it'll be a while before we can hang out again.

6. Adulting.

Your are able to handle a lot more on your own. Being on your own helps you realize a lot of things especially how things work. Adulting also helps you learn how to be smarter when it comes to your priorities and things you may want.

7. You don't have to answer to anyone. 

If you have an upsetting day you don't have to with answering to a million questions as to why you're upset, you can just go in your room and bury yourself in your bed.

8. You don't have to worry about anyone touching your things.

One of the worst fears when living with someone is being worried about them touching your things. When you're by yourself, this will never be any issue!

9. Say "Hello" to unlimited privacy.

You don't have to shut your door and talk low when you receive certain phone calls because no one is there but you. You chill on the sofa and watch television without wearing any pants. No one will notice because it's only you living there! You can even dance around in your underwear.

10. You can stay in on weekends. 

There are a lot of moments where you would rather stay in on weekends binge watching Netflix shows than going out to party on the weekends. When you have no one living with you, you don't have to hear constant nagging about you wanting to stay in. There is no guilt whatsoever!

11. You learn to hold yourself accountable.

There will be no arguments about who made a huge mess in the kitchen. You know that it's you and you learn to take responsibility and clean it up.

12. You can use the bathroom whenever you want.

This is very crucial because you don't have to worry about banging on the bathroom door for an hour telling your roommate you need to use the bathroom. You use it whenever you need to without anyone getting in the way.

13. You can come and go as you please.

You can enter and leave your home without having to hear "Where are you going?" I doesn't get any better than that!

To any twenty something year old that's having a constant battle whether or not they should live on their own, I'd say go for it! You can really learn so much when living on your own. It also teaches you how to be okay with being alone. Have fun and enjoy your own space while you can.