1 Human per 18 Square Meters
So I’ve been living on my own for over 3 months now, thought i should write a little about it.
First, the idea of sleeping in a place on your own, is a whole new level of solitude, very different than being in a room in an apartment where other people live, the absence of people in a living space is really felt. And as a consequence of being on your own for significantly more time than usual, you get deeper feelings of emptiness and insignificance, which can be both beneficial and harmful, because it can get depressing or it can motivate you to do more stuff.
So all in all, going to bed at the end of the day, alone, feels pretty weird.
Now, on the plus side, you get to talk to yourself louder than you would, which is not bad, you get some company.
Budget, Budget, Budget, Bills, Money, Cash. You will start thinking about these things a lot more; How much should i spend on food? Woah! I can cook a meal for 3 days for the price of eating out! These are examples of thoughts that you will have, and you’ll find that you have started to think the way your parents would, and you start to understand where they come from.
While we’re at the subject of food, Cooking! I think i actually turned out to be a decent cook, I can say i have a good sense of it, especially since I managed to cook a few meals, for the first time, while fasting, so basically cooking some meals without tasting them, and they turned out to be just fine. I think that’s worth some credit.
It also turned out to be fun, a little time consuming, but fun.
You know these things, these house chores, and stuff that your parents would tell you not to do, and stuff you did just because they told you to do them? Well, You get to know the reason behind many of these things, and you get to see the effect of not doing them… Let’s leave it at that.
Luckily, I am the kind of person who kept track of what my parents would do, and used to actively participate in the house work, so it wasn’t bad.
Also I’ve done some plumbing a few days ago, so that’s handy.
Finally, You’ll start to get used to it all, living alone, feeding yourself. You will get yourself busy so as not to miss anyone, but what you’re really doing is just longing for accompaniment, I think all people who live on their own, especially abroad, can get really melancholy if left on their own, in their rooms for a long time, and by a long time, a mean a couple of days. Sometimes it’s nice, being on your own, but most of the time, you’ll be thinking that you’re better off living with someone.
But currently, as i am writing this, I am enjoying it. maybe in a few hours i won’t. It’s a very unstable state of mind.
Still I would definitely recommend the experience, not because it’s nice, it’s mostly pathetic, but because it’s educative. Try to live a while on your own, and manage to take care of yourself, it would help you take care of others in the future.
In the meantime, appreciate the folks you live with, and help around in the house.