How to Love Living Alone

One doesn’t have to be the loneliest number.

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I moved into my first apartment only a few short weeks after I graduated from high school. I was still seventeen and had to have my mom co-sign a lease from me, something she would only do if she got to help pick out the apartment. Living in a small town in southern Iowa, my dream had always been to have my place in Des Moines. The city, though…




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Thirty something queer mom of two, one with autism. Lover of sushi, coffee, and wine. Living a life of travel. Top Writer

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