I think the most liberating thing a woman can do for herself is live on her own. There is nothing more rewarding than to pay your own bills and come home to a place made just for you. Any wise woman will tell you “every woman should live on her own for at least a year before co-habitating with a man.” It’s believed that not only will you discover that you can truly take care of yourself without the help of a man or anyone else, you will most importantly learn about yourself.
Having the chance to live solo and gain true independence comes with tons of perks. For starters, you will embark on an amazing journey of self discovery. Being head of your household will require you to ‘woman up’ and handle business as necessary. You will be amazed to learn how much strength you really have. You will also have free reigns to design and decorate your abode to your personal likings. If you want to paint your walls purple you can do so without anyone’s opinion. There is also the luxury of being lazy without judgment. If you don’t feel like washing those dishes or making that bed some mornings no one will ever know. Yet on the flip side when you do clean and put everything in order it will still be that way when you get home. Ah what a wonderful feeling!
However, with all the goodness of a woman living on her own there may be a bit of a downside to it.
Since many women today are living alone much longer than any previous generation has we may become so accustomed to our own ways that it will be extremely hard to adjust to any other way of living. As you get older it becomes harder and harder to change your ways or “compromise” for the sake of anybody else. Sharing space with someone, especially the opposite sex can be a daunting experience if you’ve grown to love your independent living. And let’s not forget the financial aspect of it all. If you are paying your own bills you really don’t need the ‘help’ from anyone else making it less likely for you to put a price on your freedom.
So with all of the pro’s and possible con’s of living alone are now added to the seemingly never ending list of dating disasters, do you think we are sabotaging our single life by living solo?
What are your thoughts on living single?