yep, there I am
There’s also the time I played a ton of sports. …in high school and college that gives me my athletic side. But seriously! I’m 30 years old. At some point I have to stop reliving the glory days like the uncle in Napoleon Dynamite and tell myself, ‘self, you haven’t played a sport in 10 years.’
Of course I can’t go without mentioning my relationship. A fine relationship, if I do say so myself. And I do…say so, that is. 4 years now and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve learned and grown (through trials and errors). From virtual day one, it’s been long distance. That takes a lot of trust and communication, by the way. Communication that I didn’t have until 2 years into the relationship. But we’re great and fantastic and I just love that man something fierce.
Since then, I’ve moved countless times and had countless roommates over the years, but being able to establish my own home, my own way and learn responsibility, independence and the ability to take care of myself has done wonders for me. And I encourage every single woman to do the same at least for a year before getting married. It establishes you in a way you can’t get anywhere else. You get to know yourself more when you live alone. There’s no one to depend on but you! It might be scary and intimidating to think about having your own place with all the bills and no one to kill the spiders or roaches or answer your door when its dark outside and you see the silhouette of a man standing there, but you’ll be amazed at the things you can do that you thought you couldn’t, when you live alone. I highly recommend it!
some of my many homes..you can see how my couches and tv’s have evolved over the years.
So, did you live alone before you married? Or are you living alone now? Have you noticed a change in yourself from living on your own?