A lot of people seem surprised when I tell them I choose to live alone. I’ve lived with my family, 3 sets of people at university and honestly, It’s put me off living with other people. Don’t get me wrong, I made some amazing friends at uni, but I also had some horrendous experiences. People kicking footballs at my door at 4am every night, stomping around the house intentionally, to wake me up and just generally being horrible people to make my life harder, and I don’t need that in my life. I also like having ‘me’ time, if I don’t want to talk to anyone, I don’t have to. I can sit in my pyjamas all weekend and not be judged by anyone, I can come in from a night out a 3am and not have to worry about waking anybody up.
‘Don’t you get lonely?’ is a question I get asked a lot, and to be honest, the answer is no 99% of the time. On the occasion of that 1%, I text my friends and make plans, i’ll go back to my parents and raid their cupboards (who doesn’t do this?!) or I’ll go shopping – this is the most frequent of the 3. Blogging has actually made me less lonely, I know that I can go on twitter or instagram and interact with someone, whether I’ve met them in real life or they’ve just posted a cute picture of a cat.
Candle and vase from Marks & Spencers – ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ plaque was a gift.
I can decorate however I want, I can go out and buy whatever food I want, and fill the fridge with Aero Chocolate Mousses If I want to – which I do. Yeah, there’s no one to help me out with bills, but I bought my house knowing that I could afford the mortgage repayments and bills and I can live without the other non necessities if i’m a bit short that month.
My cat is pretty vocal, so the majority of the time, I don’t feel like i’m in the house on my own. She’s always making some sort of noise, wanting attention and being super cute. I can catch spiders all by myself even if little squeals are part of the process, I’ve got a tool bag, and I know that if anything goes wrong, my parents are there to help (my washing machine has leaked twice, and papa Ev had to be called in to fix it).
Fluffy throw from Primark, Fawn throw from Matalan, Patterned cushion from Dunelm and Pink Cushion from Asda Living.
I’m comfortable enough with my own company that I can happily live alone, it’s been nearly 8 months since I moved in, and I can’t imagine it any other way!