I have never lived alone before, ever. In fact, I have had more roommates than the average person. I had one roommate my freshman year (for the entire year) and we were lucky and got along great and were similar in many ways. I transferred my sophomore year of school to a much bigger university. That year, the school decided to overbook the students and ran out of housing. Transfer students were left to stay in hotels. I stayed in a hotel for the first couple of months of school (which was torture) and I had a roommate there, who was never really there. I moved on campus, and had a different roommate for the rest of that semester. After the semester was over, I was unhappy with my living situation and moved to a different part of campus where I had a different roommate. Some of these roommates were great, and others not-so-great, but i’ll keep that a secret. My junior year of college, I moved into a sorority house, and had LOTS of roommates, haha! I was really unhappy living there though, and decided to move back on campus to the brand new apartments just built, and had 3 different roommates at the time (we each had our own room). My senior year, I moved back into the same room, but had 2 different roommates and one was the same. I lost count of all those roommates.
Now, fast forward to grad school. In my three years of grad school I had 3 different roommates. The first two were okay, and my last one was fabulous. That’s a different story for a different time though, but I kind of like her a lot.
I don’t really know why I am talking about all of my roommates, but the point is that I have always lived with people since I was 18, always. In a month, I am going to be living by myself. Completely alone. In some ways, I am excited for this, and in other ways i’m nervous! I have always liked having someone there with me, even if I didn’t like that person too much. I am lucky because I will be working a lot, so I won’t be home much, but it is going to be a weird adjustment to be completely alone. I am going to need to find things to do to distract myself and keep me busy.
Enter crafts and food. I have always loved doing crafts and eating food. I have decided to add these two things to my list of hobbies (errrrr running). I am going to become more crafty and make more trips to the craft store, and read more craft blogs. I am really excited for this. When I was little, all I ever wanted to do was crafts. As I grew up, I started to deem myself as less creative than I originally thought, but really I still love the idea of sitting down and doing crafts. I want to make my apartment cute, and this will be a perfect addition to my hobbies.
Now for food. I love food, I have always loved food. I have NOT always loved to cook. I like simple things, and even with all of those roommates, I have always done my own thing for food. I don’t like buying lots of ingredients, so I have always eaten the same foods over and over again, that are nice and easy to make for one person (heating a frozen burrito up in the microwave DOES count as cooking in my own world). HA! I am going to change this. I have already been reading lots of blogs and making a word document of recipes I want to make when I move. I think this will also be a great way to keep myself busy.
To hold myself accountable for these new changes I want to make in my life, I have you, blog. I will be posting about any new craft projects I have, and any new recipes I make. I will also be posting about running and fitness goals.
I am really excited about these new changes in my life! I am ready for this.