I was given a Ninja blender for my 25th birthday and it was, without question, one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. That thing makes smoothies like a boss and it’s started many of my mornings off with a smile and a satisfied stomach. Until one dreadful day when the lid decided it was going to get full on stuck with my smoothie traumatizing me from the inside. I was psyched for this smoothie. I can clearly remember the excitement racing through my body as I blended it up. I go to open the lid and it’s stuck like cement. I tore my hand, literal blood happened, as I tried to pry that bad boy open. Nothing. Not even a budge. I used one of those dang grippy thingys that you get from your granny’s pantry to try and open it. Still nothing. I was late to work from trying for so long. When I got home from work, I tried again. No luck. A few days went by with many attempts at opening this and still it remained glued shut. I couldn’t for the life of me get this thing open. In this very moment, I realized living alone has it’s flaws.
While a roommate would have definitely helped in this situation and many other similar ones, living alone forces independence. I am 100% in charge of the mess inside my home, the rent and bills and the spiders that wander through. But, it gives you the alone time you need to organize your thoughts and “get shit done”. It kind of forces you to grow up and for that reason, I love it.
But I can’t say I don’t miss having roommates. Good roommates that is. I’ve had some roommates that were a nightmare, but I’ve also had roommates that made me want to run home everyday just to stay up late and stuff our mouths with marshmallows.
So my advice to those contemplating living alone…if you have a strong support system of friends (and/or family) located near you and you’re ready to take on the responsibility, I’d say absolutely do it! Give it a try! But, living alone when you don’t know a lot of people in the town can be daunting. You need to be brave and bold and willing to go out and meet people so that you aren’t sitting alone every night. Go explore, meet people, and try new things and then come home to your quaint, quiet place and relax after a fun day!
If you are wondering what ever happened to that blender lid, my friends husband saved the day with his firefighter muscles…and even washed the week old smoothie out for me! What a man.