When I was in my 20’s, I spent a few years living on my own, then it was just me and my plants in a 810 square foot cabin by the beach, and looking back, I entirely paid way too much to live in that house, however it was totally worth it.
- I could leave my laundry out on the couch for nights and nobody would say a word.
I would stay up late painting and drinking wine and playing loud music. The best part of all was setting the air conditioner to whatever temperature I wanted. I cherish to have a absolutely chilly home and living alone, that was what I had. I would keep it set to 75 or lower all afternoon, everyday. I am a hot sleeper, and in the winter time months, I did not have to worry about someone wanting to put the furnace on in the middle of the night; When it got too cold, I would just grab another blanket. It was the best! There was one particularally freezing winter time that I remember being able to feel the draft in my kitchen and thinking “a central furnace would be wonderful right now”! Other than that, I will consistently cherish those nights of living on my own and setting my thermostat to whatever I wanted. I think it is important to have that time in your life where you are in charge of it all and find out what you absolutely like in life.