So I finally have gotten around to a second part in my ‘growing up’ mini series! (The first part can be found here) In February I was volunteering in Wales for 3 weeks, and spent a fair amount of this time living completely alone in the staff flat where I was staying. This was actually my first time ever staying somewhere completely alone and I definitely learnt a lot from the experience, which I have compiled into this post. I also just returned from 4 weeks of solo travel in America, so I have included some things I learnt over there as well!
- Living alone isn’t as scary as I thought.
- Routines help.
- Good friends don’t mind or find it weird if you call them just because you’re bored or lonely.
- Sending parcels is expensive.
- Use by dates are flexible to your needs.
- I like being a ‘housekeeper’.
- I’m way lazier than I thought.
- Having your own space is really nice.
- But having a space where I could have my dog would be even better.
- Being 100% reliant on public transport is harder than I expected.
- But being completely independent is quite nice.
- It’s always good to talk to (friendly) strangers if you feel alone.
- There’s nothing wrong with leaving all the lights on.
- I wake up naturally at around 8am no matter what time I go to sleep.
- Washing up is less painful if you do it straight after eating (or even whilst cooking).
- Being without internet makes you feel very isolated.
I know this is short and sweet but I enjoyed writing it, and I hope you enjoyed reading it! What do you like or dislike about living alone?