I finally had my own flat, something that I could call “home”. I know that everyone has their childhood home, or the homes that they grew up in, but I was excited to finally have something I could call my own. Living by yourself is a lot different, and when you move out the house for the first time, the transition can be a tricky one to manage. At first, I wasn’t really sure what I was supposed to do with myself. I would come home from work and just sit on the couch, I wouldn’t even do my laundry really quickly or even start to prepare supper. I’ve been moved out for about a week now, and I want to share my experience with everybody out there. If there’s one thing that I found challenging about living alone, it’s the fact that nobody is going to clean up your mess. I have to clean everything and anything, especially if I want my home to be as presentable as possible. When you’re a bachelor like me, having a home that’s presentable is almost a must – what kind of girl wants to go out with a man who literally lives in a pig sty? Don’t get me wrong, you don’t need to go ahead an clean the entirety of your home, but it would probably help out (and it would do so a lot, I’m just saying!).
No matter how you try and cut it, moving out of your parents home will be a big deal. You can try and make it seem as if you’ve been ready for years, but the change is a big one. If you aren’t prepared for it in the right way, you’re never going to be able to sustain your own means of living. Moving out and then having to move back into your parents home happens a lot more than you would think, and you probably don’t want to be the person that does that. There’s nothing wrong with it in certain situations, but if you put yourself back into your parents home, you probably need to re-evaluate your finances. I can count on one hand how many times I haven’t been able to make rent throughout my life, and all of those times were probably due to my roommate at the time giving me the run-around. Seriously, I was almost as ruthless as the landlord himself – just ask my roommate and he’ll let you know.
The lifestyle is a great one if you enjoy privacy and freedom, but it kind of sucks not having someone there to care about you. I would strongly suggest that you get some sort of exercise machine to use in your home, because I’ve gained a bit of weight from eating out so often – you can check out the page called Fitness Shopper for some reviews and such when it comes to stuff like that. I bought my rowing machine on there, and I still use it to this day, I also got a pretty great deal on it initially. You’re not going to have a lot of recipes to make use of, and some people tend to just eat ramen and such for their first few months of living alone. You can learn different types of food to make through the use of YouTube, as well as just asking some of your friends and family. Food is a must in any case, so you have to eat as often as you can.
When you come home from work, try and take out a piece of meat to thaw. I found that I wasn’t getting enough meat in my diet, so much so that I had to go about getting a protein supplement to fix that. After I had the right supplement in my hands, it was essentially a matter of cutting down on the fast food. Fast food will be your go-to meal, whether it happens to be breakfast or lunch (or even dinner) won’t apply. It’s easy to buy, and even easier to eat, and most of the time it tastes great.
Is it bad for your health? Of course, it’s one of the worst things you could really go about eating on a daily basis; people continue to do it, though. I took it upon myself to try and learn a few new recipes every week, most of which have something to do with rice. Rice is cheap and easy to eat, and I also wasn’t too worried about enjoying the flavor either. Rice can be flavored with pretty much everything, it’s like having four meals at once in some cases!