Hello there world! In case you’ve forgotten, my name is Cherie and I run the blog that you’re reading. I know, I know. You might need a refresher since I have been updating very sparsely lately. Is that the correct usage of the word “sparsely?” I don’t care. I’m leaving it.
In case you missed my last post (you should read it — that’s why I linked it), I will let you in on one of the reasons I haven’t been posting as much lately… I am moving!
I’m not going anywhere too exciting — just about 8 miles from where I am now. The most exciting part is that it will be my first time living on my own! I mean, except for Marnie.
I haven’t officially moved in yet, but this is what I assume are the pros and cons of living alone. I will update these as I gather, you know, true experience in this matter.
Pro: I can decorate however I want!
This makes me excited because I’ve had a vision for how I’ve wanted my “own apartment” to look for like two years. Once I get it all arranged the way I like, I’ll probably do some kind of apartment tour video. Because… you know… people care.
Con: Decorating how I want is expensive. 🙁
I went into this with the attitude of, “Fuck it. I’m charging all the things.” I figure I might as well get stuff that I like instead of cheap stuff that I don’t like that I’ll have to replace in a year.
That being said, everything I’ve bought has been fairly economical… there’s just been a lot of it.
Pro: If I don’t want to talk to anyone, I don’t have to. No one can call me from the other room to talk.
I’m an introvert and thus require a lot of “me time.” So it’s going to be nice to only socialize on my terms.
Con: It’ll probably sometimes be boring.
That being said… it was always fun when I had roommates to have random discussions about stupid things on a daily basis. Even now, living with my parents, I enjoy the occasional spontaneous conversation.
Freedom…. to sit on the couch and watch Netflix for ten hours because no one is going to be able to judge me. Except Marnie. And we’ve established that she doesn’t count. She’s basically just a plushie that meows.
Con: I’m probably going to be super poor.
One of the pros of having roommates and/or freeloading is that you save money on rent and utilities and things. That is not the case for me. Marnie will not be splitting the bills with me, so I’m going to be much poorer than I’m used to. I might have to start buying – gasp – off-brand cheese.
Pro: Will be able to vlog without worrying about people hearing.
This is a concern of mine. I always feel really dumb when I’m vlogging and there are other people in the house. It’s kind of embarrassing, even though what I’m saying will be heard by the seven people who watch it on YouTube.
I am sure there are plenty more pros and cons that I will discover over the coming months. Have you ever lived alone? What was your experience?
Speaking of vlogging… I’m still doing that. You should check it out. This week I’m talking about tooth shaming.