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    Living alone is the BEST thing thats ever happened to me. It's fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

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    I've lived alone for 5 years and I've liked it quite a bit.

    I didn't graduate high school until I was 19, and around that time, I had plans to rent a house with two of my best friends. A little less than a year later, I had just turned 20 and the plans with my friends hadn't worked out. I was sick of living at home and I knew I could be free, so I got my own place.

    I would say placement is very important. If you still want to hang out with people, it's a lot more likely to happen if you live 5 or 10 minutes away instead of 30 minutes away.

    Have a place for extra keys.

    Be careful with your budget. Living with just one person can help you cut most of the bills in half. But living alone means you're the boss!

    I was fortunate enough to have lots of family and friends who gave me all kinds of things I needed to get started. My grandma bought me a microwave. People gave me used couches and TV stands and stuff like that. My boss gave me a kitchen table.

    I've never had pets but loneliness isn't a problem because everyone I know is 30 minutes away or closer and I have the INTERNET!!!
    "When a resolute young fellow steps up the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find that it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    I've been in my own place about 9 months now. It's... nice in alot of ways.

    I don't have to explain myself on anything I do, I can do anything I want within the confines of the apartment, chores get done as I get annoyed enough to bother doing them, and generally it feels like 'home' still. I honestly don't feel like things are really any different than before, except I don't have anyone to complain at me.

    Though... I have had a few cases where I've woken up and been absolutely SURE my father was screaming at me... only to realize I'm alone, and I haven't been near him in ages now.

    I haven't had any visitors, no college friends, no roommates, etc.

    The whole reason I got a solitary apartment was specifically BECAUSE I didn't want people over. Yes, it's quiet, but I have people online to talk to and keep me entertained just fine. My problem was that I did *NOT* want to get stuck with roommates who spent all night partying or drinking, drugs, or doing crap that'd get them evicted, me distracted from homework, or just making it impossible to sleep.

    I'm comfortable where I am. It's nice. It's nothing special, it's low, low, low quality area, but it's home. And after this many months, I'm a little bothered to admit that I'm not even particularly concerned anymore when I hear gunshots outside any longer. Something tells me that's not the kind of thing one wants to be desensitized to, but I think it's dawning on me that I don't owe anyone any money, noone knows me, I haven't talked to ANYONE, I don't have any drugs, and my room's windows have curtains I made that noone can see the computer/hdtv and other stuffs in the room that're expencive. The living room is *BARE* as in there's a lamp on the floor and a walking stick with sentimental value in the corner, and a few bags of garbage I haven't taken out yet, otherwise it's flat out empty. I don't have the windows there covered, so I guess anyone who would consider breaking in has just looked in there and figures I don't have crap all to steal XD

    Whotever works I suppose.

    I'd rather have a nicer appartment, maybe a balcony or a place to put some plants... I wouldn't mind growing my own rhubarb or oregano or parsley really.

    I'd like my BF to visit someday, but it's a long trip, and we're both pretty much broke at the moment, so that kinda sucks ;_;

    Maybe someday though. We'll see I guess.

    In any case, it's not that lonely being alone. There's alot of extra responsibility, but most of it's not too hard really. The taxes were a pain to do on my first year alone, and ended up just giving them to H&R block yay.

    Anyways, good luck; it can be a bit strange at first, but it'll be "home" sooner than yeu think ^^

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    Living on my own is awesome!

    I get all the covers! All four pillows! The alarm is set for "when I feel like it."

    All the yummie stuff in the kitchen is all mine!

    Everything's exactly what I want; where I want; how I want.

    I don't have to share my toys, or negotiate with someone else on anything I want to do.

    n' best of all! It's peaceful, drama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    My lease runs out on Sept 1st and both of my roommates have already arranged for next year's living situation. I can take a room in a friend's apartment for a little bit more rent, or, I am considering getting a studio apartment. It would be quite a bit more expensive, but I can probably afford it.

    I'm a little nervous about living by myself though. I've never done it before, and it could be bad in terms of loneliness, accidentally locking myself out, etc.

    Anybody live by themselves? Advice?
    I've lived in a wide variety of places and living arrangement and moved about 15 times in my life. IMO, the best living arrangement is an apartment with roommates who are not relatives, financially responsible, and not dead-beats as far as doing their share of chores. Houses are nice but apartments are more cost efficient and very low-maintenance in comparison, as well as more centralized location. Then, replace the doorknob to your room with a fullsized key lock and you'll have the same peace of mind as living alone with your own secured personal space. As long as you pay your rent on time and do at least your fair share of keeping the communal area clean, you're totally free to keep to yourself or hang out with your roommates and still benefit from reduced cost of living with other people. Although it's true you won't have total freedom of the communal area of the apartment, I think this is actually better because it forces you to maintain a certain standard and somehow sharing this responsibility with your roommates keeps ya from the whole depresion "letting yourself go" thing.

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