Having your own place means total independence!
October 7, 2010 11:45am CST
But also, it means a lot of work to do and you have to do it by yourself! I realized this when I recently transferred to my own place. Sure, I am loving the independence and I am totally free to do whatever I want to do! Loud music if I feel like having a concert, or cooking my favorite dishes, or extend sleeping time with no one nagging me (ha! ha!) ... and a lot more! But on the otherhand, the household chores are there, have to clean the house, ironing clothes, the dishes, etc! If I'm living with my family, I know they would be there to help me especially my mom! Do you also experience living alone? Please share your stories. There are pros and cons and so many learnings...
7 Oct 10
Yeah my partner and I are not living with parents anymore like we used to do. We have a own flat since 3 years ago, and yes we are enjoying the independence. We can eat what we want and whenever we want. We can have a tournament with those silly computer games, or we can just relax and cuddle all day on our day off without anyone coming and asking if we want a cup of tea. We also do the household chores when we want and those laundry when we want. But we do keep our place always clean, no mouse is a must! And the best of all is no one is hearing or listening to us arguing when we disagreed about something lol :D
7 Oct 10
Yeah, right Ethan. There are just so many things to do! I was living on a dormitory when I was in my college days. I was really totally independent, I decide things on my own. But you are also right in saying that along with it comes really a greater responsibility of all your actions and decisions. Sometimes I ate late, I got lazy having the idea to cook for myself (I dearly miss my family at that time who always took care of me!).. If I feel like not going to school, then so be it. But then again, the responsibility of my actions were there. I missed school works, etc. But no doubt, living alone away from family could be another learning process which will help us grow and mature. Good luck Ethan!
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11 Oct 10
My husband, two children and myself have lived in our own house for the past 18 months and I wouldn't trade having a home of our own for the world. The main thing that I like about it is the fact that no one can tell us what kind of company we need to keep, what time we need to be asleep and what temperature we need to keep the house at. However, there are negative ramifications like you've mentioned. The main one of these is the fact that there are so many bills that you don't really think about when you live with your family. I hate paying the utilities monthly, but it is something that I've gotten used to.