Napping Everywhere And 10 Crazy Things You Do When You're Home Alone
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Napping Everywhere And 10 Crazy Things You Do When You're Home Alone

The house always gets bigger when it's just you in it.

Napping Everywhere And 10 Crazy Things You Do When You're Home Alone

My family went on a week vacation this month which I, unfortunately, wasn't able to go on. As a college student, I thought, "that's fine. I can stay home alone. I know how to take care of myself," and yet still found myself doing these ten crazy things in my time alone.

1. Cooking some very nutritious meals


There's no meal plan at home, so meals either consist of food you buy when you're out or a combination of whatever is left in the cabinets. Thank you Wawa hoagiefest for existing.

2. Singing. Out loud. Everywhere


I feel like I ran through just about every song I could in like one day.

3. For some reason, cleaning


I guess there's something about not being told to clean your room every day that makes you suddenly want to clean it. Sorry Mom.

4. Using rooms you never get to use


I don't think I've used the living room as much in the seventeen years I've lived here as I did the week I was left home alone. It's actually a pretty nice room; who would've thought!

5. Not being quiet when you come home at 2 a.m.


I mean, we can pretend me getting home late was from having fun and not getting home from work, but I could be as loud as I wanted with no worries regardless.

6. Having to shop for yourself


Which is a scary and confusing and expensive experience all in one. I just avoided it.

7. You're constantly worried about getting robbed


Hear a funny noise downstairs? No, it's probably not the dog roaming around on the hardwood flooring; it's got to be a robber.

8. Bothering your poor dog

Kayla Quinn

I'm pretty sure my dog both hates and loves me after that week.

9. Having full on conversations out loud


At one point, I left my house and literally said hello to my car. Got some pretty strange looks from onlookers.

10. And, inevitably, missing your family like crazy

Kayla Quinn

As happy as I was to have some space, I missed my family. The house is just a bit too big for one person all by themselves.

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