Please excuse the Big Sean and Drake song reference as my title, but that what is playing in the back ground right now.
It’s February 21, and its nice out in Michigan. Seriously, that big, yellow, thing in the sky that only comes out 5 times a year here is here today! It’s 45ºF and birds are chirping.
Its. So. Dang. Beautiful.
So I decided to do some spring cleaning. That rodent in the ground came out a few weeks ago and declared an early spring. Since I trust him about as equally as I trust any other weather man, I’ll just wait and see, but why not be hopeful in the mean time?
Before I get to the point of this blog I have a question for everyone who doesn’t live in Michigan. In Michigan we often get our pennies mixed up with Canadian coins, does that not happen to you guys? Does New Jersey, or Wisconsin or another state have this issue too? I didn’t think it was that odd until I saw all these “You know you’re from Michigan when…” memes.
I’m just curious.
Anyways I made a list of all the reasons why living alone when you’re a baby adult is the best. Here it is:
- You don’t have to worry about roommates bringing strange people home, and feeling uncomfortable
- If your apartment gets messy, that’s all on you, you can’t get mad at anyone else for it.
- Piggybacking off that, no one gets mad at you for when you haven’t cleaned in a while.
- Your nonexistent roommates don’t look at you like you’re a hermit when you stay in for the 15th weekend in a row…
- You learn a lot of DIY things for example; how to clean your stove top (did you know that thing raises up?), how to put those window insulators up, and how to remove a lot of things from the walls or carpet (i.e. cherry Dr. Pepper, or scratch marks) so your landlord never finds out.
- You learn a lot about yourself when you live alone, for instance; I’m not the best cook.
- If you’re a vegetarian you don’t have to worry about your roommate buying hamburger meat and having it next to your strawberries. That just sounds so….ew.
- You buy a lot of your “first” things. For example; I bought my first vacuum this year (go me!), I also bought my very first set of dishes and pans, its kinda exciting.
- You don’t have to pretend to care about your roommates cat. Or watch it when she’s gone one weekend.
- Finally. You learn to appreciate the people you have in your life, but from a distance. I can appreciate you while you’re at your house, and I’m at my house.
I mainly made this list to feel better about myself because I was bored and didn’t want to clean anymore.