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5 Reasons Why I Love Living Alone

Five ways that helped me (and could help you!) make living alone super awesome.

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In my book, living alone is freedom. Don’t get me wrong — I love spending time with my friends and the several guys I’m dating at any one time. But similar to a guy’s bachelor pad where he can live like a dude in all his manly glory, a gal’s homey hideaway is a liberating lair. It’s freedom from someone else’s living habits, expectations or limitations. A gal can make her own decisions on her own terms, from purchasing a living room couch to relaxing after a long workday in silence.

5 Reasons Why I Love Living Alone

Unfortunately, the term “alone” often seems to imply “loneliness.” And sometimes there’s reason for that. Yet, with the right attitude (and decor) living alone is empowering, and not lonely at all. It fosters independence and the affinity to take ownership of a home as a strong, confident woman. Once I adjusted my perspective (and redecorated), I found that living without roommates was fun, relaxing and helped me to grow. Instead of arguing with or picking up after my roommate, I get to snuggle into my very own safe haven and read a book or watch whatever movie I damnwell please.

Here are five ways that helped me (and could help you!) make living alone super awesome:

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Reader Discussion: 56 Comments

  1. Aimee Marks

    To each his/ her own. Some things work for others, some don’t. In my case, living alone or living with others work all the time.

    I loved being with my family. They are the world to me. Waking up to fresh baked goodies and hot choco, and having to spend every waking time with the people who matter the most is heaven. These are the people I had to live with since I was a born, and it wouldn’t be too much of an effort to adjust with them each time. I mean, my parents had to adjust with all of us kids, how hard would it be for me to do it? I actually wouldn’t mind living with my parents, but they kicked me out. Apparently, it’s them who wanted the freedom. 😀

    I loved living with friends (who were strangers at first), as well. I get to experience that when I was in the university. There were occasional disagreements and some quarrels, just like in a family, but nothing huge. In the end, I would say I had a grand time living with wonderful people all with different personalities. That somehow made me a much sociable being.

    I loved living with a partner, too. And what I mostly miss about it is the cuddles in the morning. Again, there were times of conflicts, and at some point things just couldn’t work out anymore, and suddenly I was forced to live alone. Loneliness sinks in at first, then everything goes fine again. Everyone goes through a period like that, so it’s a perfectly normal phase to go through with.

    Then, there’s me living alone. And that’s me now. I love living alone in my chaotic little world with all the mess I create, and nobody would try to check up on me. I totally love the freedom. I love spending time with myself. I don’t a bit mind the loneliness because there isn’t any, until I start watching some heavy drama or horror movies, or I start missing the cuddles, or the baked goodies my mom bakes for me, or the late night talks with my friends, etc. Those are moments when I would start remembering the people in my life and how they have contributed to my happiness. And though I am alone, I feel their presence.

    There’s something good in living alone, but there are things you would miss as well. And if I can have a piece of everyone at the same time while I live a life of liberty, then life would be a paradise.

  2. Leslie Williams

    There are a lot of perks, but one I haven’t seen mentioned is having control over your social time. As an introvert, I have to “rest” (i.e. have alone time) at the end of a long day of socializing or else I can start feeling very exhausted and irritated. When I had a bunch of roommates, that was nearly impossible to do, and it made me want to hang out with people less. Now I am generally more eager to go out and do things with friends because I’ve had time to adequately recuperate.

  3. Pearl Nguyen

    IT’S ALL MINE!!! Seriously though, I like that every decision is mine. If I want the whole place neat and perfectly tidy, no one leaves as much as a coffee cup on the table.If I decide its ok to not clean up this weekend, no one will be upset about it. The bathroom is mine alone. I know for a fact that no one has touched the towel I rub on my face. I won’t bother anyone by being awake late, nor will anyone bother me while I’m trying to sleep. A lot of stuff like that.

  4. Nicky Bryan

    Doing what you want. You can decorate however you want. Watch tv in peace. Not worry about hogging the bathroom. Don’t need to shower on weekends. Can be a bit messy and not have to worry about cleaning up right away. Can sleep in without being disturbed. Don’t have to worry about roommates eating your food or using your shampoo. Don’t have to wear pants.

    I’d have a hard time coming up with perks of having a roommate.

  5. Nicky Bryan

    Doing what you want. You can decorate however you want. Watch tv in peace. Not worry about hogging the bathroom. Don’t need to shower on weekends. Can be a bit messy and not have to worry about cleaning up right away. Can sleep in without being disturbed. Don’t have to worry about roommates eating your food or using your shampoo. Don’t have to wear pants.

    I’d have a hard time coming up with perks of having a roommate.

  6. Catherine White

    Literally everything except that it’s lonely sometimes, and everything costs twice as much.

  7. Emma Blackwood

    You don’t have to negotiate or communicate about stuff like paying the rent or doing housework, you just do it. toilet paper lasts for forever. You’re alone! Walk around naked. Cook whatever you want. Watch what you want. Have guests whenever you want. No noise or drama. It’s quiet!

  8. Kimberly Thompson

    I love it. I’m responsible for me. Chips for dinner? Okay! Sleep in undies and a tee-shirt? Okay! Don’t clean for a week? It’s okay, nobody is there to see it!

  9. Amanda Roberts

    Everything in your apartment is where it is because YOU put it there. You never have to pick up after anyone else and any mess is your own.

    I love my room mate and I know I’m irrational but she leaves her beeeping!!!! coffee cup next to the sink instead of putting it in the dishwasher every.single.morning and it drives me insane.

  10. Frances Seifert

    I clean when i feel like it is the number one.

    Number two is i sit in whatever state of undress i feel like being in at that moment.

    Number three is that other than my trashy neighbors, i decide the noise level. If i want to stay up, i do so as normal, if i want to go to bed there is not another person who wants to stay up ruining my vibe. 🙂

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