Tomorrow is the day I move. Now if you’ve been reading my blog since I started, you may be thinking to yourself, Didn’t she just move?. Yes. Yes I did.
I moved April 1st 2016 into an apartment with a roommate. A girl I’ve known for a few years. A mutual friend of a friend of a friend … It was very quickly apparent that although we got along at parties , that we were NOT meant to live together. Two different personalities in such a small space: it reminded me of when my mother and I lived together.
But I found a Deluxe Studio in my price range not too far away and tomorrow at noon, I pick up the keys. I am incredibly excited and a smudge nervous. Now. Let me give you a little more background on myself:
- I am an incredibly shy 23 year old girl.
- I am the only one in my family to ever graduate college.
- I am the only one in my family to ever move into my own place.
I see myself as very different from my family members. I have always been independent, quiet and observant. I think it’s why I do so well with people. I take in a lot of information and when I do finally speak, I have thought so methodically of what to say.
I can’t wait to decorate.
I haven’t even seen my apartment yet due to previous tenant, and repairs being done. I saw the rental office and let me tell you.. If my apartment has the same floral wallpaper in my kitchen, I might cry. But you know what, I’ll manage. I’ll have my own apartment with my cat Bitz, and I’ll officially BE the adult that I’ve always felt like.
Although I still have to ask my friends questions like “Wait, do I have to set up my electric before I move in? What about Comcast?” And to my brother, “Is NetGear a good brand for a modem/router?”
I can’t wait to be alone. And that goes against everything I’ve always said. But in a general sense, I think being alone will bring me closer to myself, and also give me adequate time to think about what I truly want from a partner. Most importantly, give me the confidence to walk away when I find what I don’t want from a partner.
Does anyone have any advice for a person living alone for the first time? Any tips or tricks that helped you?
Love until later.