Thursday, 7 September 2017

Becoming Independent Again

Hello folks! Its been a while, but something very exciting has happened.

I moved out! Again!

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I first moved out for university 2 years ago. But, I ended up switching universities, and I lived with my parents during second year to help my transition. But because I am really happy withy my current university, I decided to take the leap and get my own apartment in the city during third year.

And its the best decision I could have made!

Seriously. I have dinosaur bedding now and everything.

I love being independent. I love the freedom of being able to walk out of your door and not need to sell a story about where you're going and who you're going with and what time you'll be back. I can manage my own time without having to plan around the day of others, and if I want to stay out that little bit later in town then I can, because I live so close to the city centre - which is party central!

Its not that I hate my parents. In fact, I would put them in the parental category of best parents in the world. But I am a natural loner and introvert, so even spending an excessive amount of time with my family can be mentally draining. Plus, it makes so much more sense to live closer to university. It will save me a lot of money, which means I'll have more money to spend on books!

Everything about living alone excites me. My tiny studio apartment is big enough for me and has the most beautiful view of the city skyline. I don't even want to close my curtains: I have been falling asleep to the twinkling lights on the nearby hotels and pubs and cathedrals. It is a view that I have been dreaming about for the longest time, and now that I get to experience it every single night, I don't think I'll ever take it for granted.

Even something as boring as food shopping is fun for me. I get to choose and cook my own meals, which as a vegetarian is relaxing to know that someone doesn't have to make a separate dinner just for me.

So until I go back to university, I have a few weeks of chilling out in my new paradise. Independence and freedom is one of the most important elements of living a good life, and I believe I have started a great new chapter in mine.