Queen of the House: Living Alone and Independently

Man sitting on a sofa looking out at the window

Who says living the solo life is lonely? When you’ve got no one to fight for the closet space, you’re already winning at life. But the benefits of having your own space go beyond that. There are so many things that living solo can teach you.

Care for Yourself First

When you’ve been living with a group of people for a long time, you’ll get used to the idea of sharing things with them. Living alone, as Cozy Earth tells us, means it’s alright to splurge on queen-size bamboo sheets or an expensive box of granola just to reward yourself. Yes, this will be yours completely, and you don’t have to feel guilty about it. After all, it’s for your own comfort, and you’re the one paying for it.

Things Will Go Wrong, but You’ll Manage

There’s no one to rely on when bills have to be paid urgently to avoid disconnection of your electricity. There’s no one to blame for the clogged up sink. These problems can and may arise, and you’ll have to find a way to resolve them on your own. You’ll have to look for help if you can’t do them yourself, of course. This teaches you when you should try to be more assertive and when you need to admit that you need help.

You Need to Watch Your Finances

As mentioned, you need to care for yourself first. That doesn’t mean, however, blowing your weekly budget on one pair of shoes. There’s no one to tell you no, so you have to do it yourself. Be watchful of your own finances because there’s also no one to borrow some change from if you run out of cash.

Although it has its downs, living alone is fun. It also means you need to be more responsible. It’s one thing you should experience before you settle down.