9 Things I Learned From Living Alone, As Told By “New Girl”
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9 Things I Learned From Living Alone, As Told By “New Girl”

The joys of living alone and the struggles in between.

9 Things I Learned From Living Alone, As Told By “New Girl”
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When I first decided to venture into the world of living solo, I was filled with a mixture of excitement and overwhelmingness. My nights would soon be filled with shameless Grey’s Anatomy binges and cooking with no pants but I also knew my wallet would be more on lockdown than I was accustomed to.

It’s an ever-revolutionizing experience to live alone and each experience is unique. I cozied and molded into living with just me, myself, and I and I have learned and am still learning many things along the way.

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1. You Will Talk to Yourself… A Lot

Pep talks become the norm. Also, don’t be surprised if you begin to have full on conversations with yourself but also as someone else but with yourself. Yes, that totally makes sense.

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2. Gluttony Never Tasted So Good

When you live alone, you can indulge without any judgments and have you hashtagging #noregrets like a boss. Well, till your pants start to feel snug than you have a moment of self-intervention.

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3. Listen to the Wise Words of Lady Gaga and “Just Dance”

Embrace this motto and dance like no ones watching girl, literally.

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4. No Pants Party

You can let your inner nudist out with no shame! You can clean without pants. You can put your makeup on with no pants. You can read without pants. Though, I wouldn’t recommend cooking bacon in your birthday suit. I speak from experience. Ouch!

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5. Those Little Noises At Night

I’ve had my fair share of moments where I’ve woken in the middle of the night, grabbed the closest object, even if it’s a bottle of lotion, and walk down the stairs like a ninja ready for war. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself randomly planning how you could escape and/or murder someone if necessary.

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6. Budget Baby

Kiss those savings goodbye. Bills? All on your own. Groceries? No splitting, just for yourself. The life changing toaster oven your old roommate used to have? If you want one, you got to pay for it yourself like the independent woman/man you are.

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7. Kiss Goodbye to Your Social Life

It becomes easier and easier to reply, “Sorry girl, I got plans” to your homegirls when we all know your “plans” are binge watching Grey’s Anatomy by yourself.

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8. Who You Are

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Are you clean or messy? Do you like cooking or would you rather become best friends with the pizza delivery guy? It’s all part of the journey!

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9. Confidence of Adulting

You’ve reached the next level of adulting and it feels oh so good! Celebrate and remember, #noregrets.

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