Pros and Cons of Living Alone

So back in September, I moved into my very first apartment. I’d lived in the dorms for three years, and in a house with seventeen others my last year of undergrad. In the dorm, I lived on a floor with a communal bathroom, and while I didn’t have a roommate after freshman year, I was still sharing the bathroom with sixty other girls. Senior year, there were only seven other girls that I was sharing a bathroom with, and I had my own room, but all the other spaces were communal. Then, this summer, while he was taking classes, my brother lived with me for a couple of months. He’s gone back to school now, and is in his own place, and I’m back by myself. Here are some of the ups and downs that I have discovered about living by myself. Now, a disclaimer for you- while many people do not, I actually do enjoy living alone. This list might be a little heavier on the pro side, but these are just the things that I have found to be true in my life and the experiences that I have had thus far.  Continue reading