I have been living on my own for six months now and I have found it to be the most greatest experience I have ever had. I was a little worried when I first went out into the world. I remember thinking to myself, “can I do this?” I was amazed to find that after the first two months its easier to get in a routine. This way you know what bills are coming when and what day you must pay them. I also found that when it comes to food, you need to carry four rules with you at all times.
1. Always bring the leftovers home.
2. Supermarket savings cards are your best friend.
3. No food is thrown away.
4. Eat it before it goes bad.
I am a firm believer that everything does happen for a reason. When I first moved into my apartment I had a serious issue with my roommate. He was always complaining and treated me like I was living for him. He told me when I could and could not have people over. This is no way for roommates to act. If you are paying for your half of the bills then you should be able to do anything you want to do. I can at least say that the roommate I am speaking about no longer lives with me. I have two roommates that so happen to be family so I have not had a issue with them at all. Sometimes they can be a little messy but so can I. Every roommate needs to find a solid ground and work up from there.
I can at least say that living on my own has been a hard experience and a good one. I have had months where I was struggling but the best part about that is that you know that you can’t struggle forever. I have months where it was easy but the one thing I have learned is to enjoy every moment and not to trade them for anything.