I'll be honest, I am a little nervous about living in a studio apartment...all by myself. It was a decision I made, and I am very happy with that decision, but I am getting a little anxious as move-in is less than two weeks away. Since I am going into my senior year of college, I've lived with other people for the past three years and I've become very comfortable with it. But, knowing I will be sleeping in an apartment all by myself is still nerve-wracking. A lot of my fears are irrational (think monsters living under my bed), but it all feels very real, nonetheless.

However, there are some things that I am really looking forward to by living alone. For one, I don't have to worry about other people leaving their dirty dishes in the sink for days on end and not cleaning up after themselves. I also get to decorate the apartment the way I want without needing the opinion or approval from someone else. I can be very picky when it comes to interior decorating and I love for everything to match/look "just right."

I am also excited that I get to come and go as I please without reporting to anyone of my whereabouts. Last year, I was known to never be in my apartment during the day, and I always felt bad because I didn't want to miss out on quality time with my roommates. By living in a studio, I feel like I have to be out and about in order to get some social interaction.

With this in mind, I am afraid that living alone will make me feel lonely and want to crawl into a hole. This is also a pretty irrational thought, as I have never done this before, but once again, it still feels very real.

So, to everyone about to live alone in a studio, or if you have lived in a studio before, I hope you can relate to all of my fears and to everything I am looking forward to. I also hope this so I know I'm not the only one who feels this way about living alone.

I think that with a busy schedule and extracurriculars, I will really be looking forward to being alone at the end of the day. I am an introvert, after all.