From the time I graduated from school, I knew that I must reside alone in some unspecified time in the future…
I’d all the time cherished residing with pals and roommates. But I began to lengthy to return dwelling to simply myself, to look at what I wished with out taking a vote, to make questionable dinner decisions with no threat of being side-eyed. Last yr, I moved into the coziest condo, and I’ll by no means look again.
For some time, it was understood that my boyfriend and I’d most likely reside collectively as quickly as my lease was up. We’d already spent a untimely cohabitation, using out a plague; and residing collectively appeared just like the pure subsequent step. But ever since transferring to my present place, I can’t think about leaving.
My condo has an attention-grabbing setup. I reside on one ground of a Brooklyn brownstone, which I’ve all to myself; my three roommates reside on different flooring. We hardly see one another and it feels extra like I reside alone with upstairs neighbors, which is totally ideally suited. It’s additionally the primary place I’ve felt utterly at dwelling, and I take pleasure in being alone. I really like listening to my roommates stroll previous my door and know that nobody will stroll in unannounced. I really like that I don’t have to attend to make use of the bathe or that I can bleach my hair at one within the morning whereas watching Project Runway. If I’m overwhelmed with the world, my life can exist in heaps round me, as a result of it’s simply me there. I really like shopping for flowers for myself on the finish of a busy week and diffusing oils as I fall asleep.
Living with another person simply isn’t what I need but, and I’ve determined that if that is the final time I’ll reside and not using a companion, pets or youngsters, I wish to cherish it. I wish to make it much more of a sanctuary and bear in mind it fondly sometime after I’m in mattress with two massive canine and a companion. So, any future strikes are postponed. Now I’m off to purchase extra sunflowers for this weekend.
Do you reside alone? Do you prefer it? I’d love to listen to…
P.S. On residing alone and a dream solo pad.
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