1. Living alone keeps my body on a better and nicer shape
Without someone interrupting my bathing session or even my only-wear-undies hour while trying on a thousand clothes from my closet for an interview or a first date, I eventually became more aware on my body weight and body shape. One key I learnt to be more confident is by often seeing your own body and be grateful for them. The more you are grateful with what you have, the more you’ll tend to keep them stay in shape. By being naked in front of the mirror regularly, my subconcious mind will tell me to decrease my meal quantiy if I saw that there are weights gained in the belly, and it will tell me to eat more if my arms look a little bit lighter and need some protein boosts (or whatever).
2. The only girly problems that need solving are mine
One thing you surely will experience when you have girls as roomates are gossips sessions, which is very tiring for me. Living alone makes me have to do nothing with other girls’ problems. I am tired enough listening to them outside my bedroom, I won’t bother take them to MY bedroom. There should be somewhere I can just cut the worlds out of the door and not giving a fuck to anything hammering it.
3. I only gets disgusted on the pile of trash, not on someone who keeps telling me to throw it out
Taking the trash out maybe one simple task most of us don’t like to do. I don’t like it either. So, as the only one in the room, I don’t have to do the chores based on people objection on me. I will only do that if I am the one who told me to. Because you can’t complain on yourself for things you’ve done for yourself.
4. I can listen and sing to whatever song I want
I am easily irritated on people who put a loud music it can even be heard from across the hallway (or even from outside the house). But it’s a different case if I am the one doing it (everybody had the same thought, right?). I mean, it’s not only about the volume, but my wide ranged taste of music (from instrumental to salsa, pop-punk to bossanova) will also annoys people. Me and my brother once took a ride with his female friends sitting in the backseat while the audio plays the music from my USB flashdisk. When the music turns to Marc Anthony’s Contra La Corriente album, the girls were like, “Bagus (my brother’s name), why do you have this kind of music on your audio?” Such Justin Bieber groupies.
5. I can cry all night, throwing things, without anybody asking stupid questions like “are you okay?”
Seriously. Why do we keep on saying lousy, boring questions like that? “Well, hello! You see me crying here. There’s obviously something emotional going inside of my mind/soul/body/feelings that made the tears came out of its place. So please, stop offering unimportant questions to this crying-me.”
6. There won’t be any dirty stories coming out from the dirty laundry
An advice for any girl who shares room/ house with roomates: Your roomate’s dirty laundy should stay on its place. You won’t take it out to the laundrette because it’s not yours, right? So should their secrets.
Living alone instantly prohibits me on experiencing bad days in campus caused by my dirty laundry.
7. It’s a real life lesson about patience
There’s no one to blame if something goes wrong with my room and it became a routine life skill practice. I am now better at managing angers and emotions. I’ll also think twice when I want to blame someone if there’s something wrong with my life.