On January 25th, 2018 I moved into my first ever apartment! I earned the right to live by my own rules and finally claim the independence I had wanted for years. Nearly one year later I am moving out of that very same apartment and it’s truly a bittersweet goodbye!
The weekend I moved into my apartment I was so excited. Luckily, my mom flew in from Colorado to help me move. My dad and step mom also helped, we had to lift and carry stuff up three flights of stairs! (My Advice: Don’t move to a third story apartment.) Once everything was unpacked, the walls were decorated and everything was set up…it felt like an actual home! I was so excited to finally live on my own. See below what it looked like!
I think the best part about flying solo was that I could have friends over whenever I wanted. That was a blast. We would have dinner nights with plenty of wine, we binged Netflix all day with no one else around and more! That was great, I also got to experience what dating was like living on my own. It was definitely different but it also had a bit more freedom to it. I could honestly invite whoever I wanted whenever I wanted. But I always made sure to be safe and cautious with visitors. Make sure you do the same!
On that note, I would say that the worst thing I experienced living on my own was a sense of loneliness. I had lived with my family up until this point so it was weird to experience times where it was literally just me living there. But, to fix that I ended up getting a cat! Yay! My little furry boy is happier than ever and I know he will keep me company no matter what. It also helped that I got to experience what living on my own was like while being in a relationship. It felt much more mature and like I was actually building towards my future on a completely different level than I was used to. To say the least, the loneliness that I would feel never lasted too long. Here are some memories I wanted to share as well!
What’s my next step? It’s still pending! I’m moving back into my parents house for a little to save some money and start school. At the moment, I am looking for roommate/s to plan for a future place. As much as I loved living on my own, I know that at this age it is more practical to live with others. Besides, I don’t have to live like I’m 40 in my 20’s. I want to enjoy my youth for as long as possible and ensure I set myself up for success. I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on my next big move and thank you for your support!