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Friday, July 27, 2012

{Guest Post} On Living Alone

This week, I am very excited to bring you a collection of posts from some of my favorite online friends, while C & I are currently in transit. I am extremely grateful for their help & love what they've put together.

Today is Elle from Elle Sees. She's beauty genius, and is kind enough to share all her tricks & secrets with the world. Want a 30 Second hair style? Check! Really cheap beauty routine? Check! Awesome 3D nail styles? Check. She has to have so much fun testing everything out! She lives in Atlanta, with a really cup pup, and today she's talking about something I've never done: living alone.


Hi! I'm Elle from ElleSees, a beauty lifestyle blog. It's full of tips and tricks on beauty, along with the occasional DIY thrown in. I started my blog two years ago after moving to Atlanta. Shortly after I moved, I found myself unexpectedly unemployed and alone. Sound scary? It ended up being amazing.

Living alone was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but as the saying goes, everything's for a reason. I'd gone from living at home to moving to college, complete with many dormmates. And then I had roommates as an adult. I'd jumped from one living situation to another, never living alone, and becoming completely codependent. I was always with friends, never spending a night alone in my apartment or dorm. I'd never gone grocery shopping by myself, or even cooked anything. Driving made me nervous, and I usually had friends drive me around. And now I was right in the middle of the city.

But it had to be done. It was time to really grow up. I learned my way around Atlanta (ok, still learning), watched YouTube videos on how to cook basic meals (still not a chef, but hey), and now I sleep just fine at night. It just took time.

I love living alone (I've since adopted an adorable Morkie pup named Charlie Brown). I relish the quiet, that I can watch or listen to whatever I want. If I want to hang out in my underwear and watch infomercials all day I can (or other Secret Single Behaviors). My apartment can be as tidy/messy as I'd like, with no one there to criticize either way. I don't have to please anyone but myself.

I feel free, independent, and I wouldn't have it any other way.


Be sure to stop by Elle's blog, Elle Sees, and tell her hello ♥

1 comment:

  1. In my early 20s I bought I big OLD (157 yrs old, that is) house by myself. I swore that the house was haunted. I didn't get a good nights sleep for weeks! I think it was just my imagination playing tricks on me. That, and old houses make a lot of noises. I lived alone for 7 years until I got married. NOW I have to adjust to living WITH someone again!