Life living on my own...

August 27, 2017

Hello lovelies,

A while ago I wrote a post explaining how I had moved into my own little flat to spend my third (and last) year at uni in peace and quiet. I've now been living on my own for just under 2 months and I thought I'd update you all on the positives and negatives of living alone. For the past two years I have lived with fellow students in a different city, so this year is going to be a challenge! So, what are the positives and negatives of living alone?

The only mess, is your mess!
My previous house mates were extremely messy. It really annoyed me as I am generally quite clean and tidy. Since moving into my own flat my parents have commented on how well I 'keep a clean house' and how it's always tidy and that's just how I like it. When I finish night shifts I tend to throw stuff down and go to bed, which is fine, it's my mess! If I don't want to wash my pots straight away that's also fine because it's mine and only mine. I hate clutter, so moving out is a definite positive because I can keep the place clean!

You're the designated spider catcher, ahhhh!
I absolutely hate spiders and since my building is quite old I get A LOT of spiders. Most of them I can cope with, they just get hoovered up but today I battled the biggest spider yet. It ran out from under my desk and sat on my rug, I ran to get the dustpan and brush, jumped up on my coffee table and proceeded to smack it. There was no way I could hoover this monster! After taking a few good hit, it ran across my room where I cornered it, battered it and threw it in the bin. Story over, the point is, if you hate spiders you're doomed, there's no one to save you!

Oh so quiet, shushhh...
This year is my third and final year where I will have placement and my dissertation to focus on so I decided I couldn't stay with my rowdy housemates. Living alone is very quiet, I have someone in the flat above me who I can heard occasionally but other than that it's very peaceful and I am rather enjoying not being woken up to the sound of blaring bass music every night! When I work nights I also get to sleep in peace with no one banging around to wake me.

On the flip side, it can get lonely!
I work shifts and so do my friends at uni so it's quite often that our shifts aren't the same and we can't see each other for weeks as a result! My flat is accessed from the back of the property (unlike the rest) and my neighbours are families so as lovely as they are, they won't be coming round for tea any time soon! I often enjoy my own company but over the past few months there have been times where I have felt quite isolated and on my own, but these do get better when I heard stories from my friends with nightmare housemates!

Lots of fridge space!!!! (and no food thieves)
Okay this one is a funny one and you're probably all laughing and judging me right now! My old housemates used to take up all the space in the fridge, use my stuff and it was really irritating. Now I live alone I have lots of space for lots of food. No one will steal it and I'm super happy by this! All-in-all you have a lot of space compared to when you're living with others!

Do you live alone? If so, how are you finding it? Thanks for reading, Lauren x

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  1. I have thought about living alone but I would hate to be by myself for a long period. Although, I couldn't live with housemates either, I just don't think it's worth the effort of cleaning up after people and having to live with the noise either xx

    Velvet Blush

    1. Yeah it's tough when everyone is busy but I'm a lot happier not having to clean up after people!

  2. I haven't experience living alone yet, I'm always with my family because if you're single you stay in your parents, that's our culture. But I'm looking forward to moving to Bali and live alone for long-term next year :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    1. Ahh I see that's interesting! That will be lovely I'm sure!

  3. I've only moved out a few months ago, and I'm 27. I've always lived at home but it's normal for Asian cultures to be living at home with their parents until they get married, or the aging parents moving in with them. I just got married, and we are enjoying our freedom! I'm enjoying time with just the 2 of us and our 2 dogs, and I want to delay having kids as much as possible, lol


    1. Aw I don't blame you, definately take time for yourselves!

      Lauren x Huggled

  4. Yesss having to kill your own spiders is the worst for sure!!!! Or any insects haha I feel the same!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  5. What sounds good to me about living on your own is the space, the quiet and fridge/shower rack space haha. But my biggest fear is literally having to deal with stray spiders, i'd just run away hahha.

  6. Its always nice to have your own quiet space x
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  8. I have been living on my own since I was 19 years old and for the last 3.5 years I am living with my fiance. I know it gets lonely sometimes but the bright side is you can invite anyone you want if you feel that way, but I really used to enjoy doing things only for me.