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7 Things You’ll Learn if you Live Alone

I live by myself this year. I’ve lived on my own for the better part of three years now because I’m a Resident Assistant but, I’ve never had space like this before. My own bathroom. My own kitchen. My own living room. My own everything! It’s been a month now living like this and it’s been nothing but a discovery every day. Here are a few things you’ll learn if you live by yourself.

You shed a lot more than you think

It’s crazy how much hair I have lying around. I feel like I could make a wig out of the hair that I find in the shower, on my carpet, and even on my kitchen counter.

You'll constantly wonder if you should get a pet.

Living alone is a bit boring and there’s nothing like having a live-in best friend. I swear one day I’m gonna snap and buy a cat.

You have no clue what temperature you like

My apartment is always going between too cold and too hot. I genuinely am never comfortable in my own home.

You’re constantly afraid of getting murdered

I feel like every bump in the night is someone sneaking into my apartment. I’ve already banned scary movies within my apartment because of this.

You talk to yourself...and it kinda worries you

You're starting to create a new meaning to “be your own best friend”.

You get a little lonely

It’s crazy doing zooms online and staying in your apartment all day. It’s even worse when you don’t interact with people outside of your home for the better part of it.

You love having something that’s truly yours

I can do what I want whenever I want. It’s bliss.

I worked so hard to get my apartment by paying my dues as an RA. I love the fact that I earned everything in my apartment. It feels like a space that is uniquely mine and it’s priceless.

Destiny is currently enrolled in Columbia University's MFA Writing program. She is a national writer at Her Campus and the former editor-in-chief of Her Campus Rowan. She likes thrifting, romance novels, cooking shows, and can often be found binging documentaries.
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