Living On My Own: Part 2 – Things I’ve Noticed


  1. Dirty dishes are always mine, so I can reuse them out of the sink if I want to. Before, I could never be sure…
  2. Music from my computer in my living room fills my apartment. I can hear it no matter what room I am in. This is great, because I love music, and I love being able to constantly listen to it no matter where I am or what I am doing.
  3. It’s very peaceful. There is no noise of other people moving around, doing things, or complaining that the entire internet is “broken” and that I should fix it.
  4. I have plenty of space to move around & do things. Such as roll around on the floor, if I so felt compelled.
  5. No one else is around to eat all the good cookies, except me.

Not So Awesome

  1. I’m not entirely positive how loud I can play my music without my neighbors hearing.
  2. My microwave, while I AM grateful to my cousin for letting me borrow hers, displays gibberish for numbers. As a result, I never know what it’s doing, so I press random buttons until it turns on, then guess at when the food is done.
  3. Having more than one room, now I have to walk all over my apartment to get things that used to be within arm’s reach in my miniature room at home. The same problem happens if I need to put those things away.
  4. When I lose things, there are more places I need to look.

Just Different

  1. A bedroom stash of food and drink just doesn’t make sense anymore.
  2. Things stay where you leave them. Now, this could be good if it’s personal items. But it’s bad if it’s trash.

Little Ways to Enjoy Life More

  1. Chill for a minute before you get out of your car and finish that song that’s playing.
  2. Stare at the stars. Think about how big the universe is & how lucky you are to be here.
  3. Without doing anything else, sit & listen to a song that you love in its entirety.
  4. At random times & places throughout your day, stop & look at the scene in front of you as if it were a photograph or painting in a museum. What details would you notice? What would make it “beautiful?”
  5. Play an instrument. Play whatever comes to you; don’t worry about if it sounds good or not.
  6. Ignore conventions; love something that no one else loves, & be proud of it.
  7. Forget worrying about what people think.
  8. Find a good comic strip that always makes you laugh & read it often
  9. Be honest with yourself. There is really nothing to lose.
  10. Once you are honest with yourself, figure out your weaknesses. Either accept them, or improve.
  11. Find the humor in unfavorable situations.
  12. Cheer people up. It’s easy to do since so many people are stressed about things.
  13. Always have a plan B, or a worst case scenario you can live with.
  14. Listen to classical music.
  15. Find answers to your questions. Unravel the mysteries of life.