Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North central Iowa
I talked to my friend today - she magically appeared at riding lessons! The place has 3 separate bedrooms, a washer and dryer, and TWO bathrooms, which would made me feel a lot better, just in the case that someone does get sick, I could use the other bathroom. I am going down next Saturday to look at the apartment and meet her friend and will go from there.
Initially, I was stuck on living alone. You couldn't have changed my mind. But I find myself pondering pros and cons. If I could get myself through this anxiety stuff, which has been very manageable to where I have a normal life everyday since this past summer, I think I could go for it. I would feel comfortable having people around - as much as I enjoy being alone sometimes, I feel like living in my own apartment will take some opportunities away to be social and make friends. Also, it is nice to have people that would look out for you - like, say if I didn't arrive home one night, there would be someone to look for me. Extreme, but true. And of course, it would cut down my costs a ton, rent and other house stuff.
On the flip side, if I'm feeling a little anxious, I like to be alone and watch my soap opera and take a nap on the couch. I could pick out my own decor. No one else would be sick in my apartment because I would be the only one that would be there. There wouldn't be any problems with doing chores or bedtime (but my friend goes to bed earlier than I do, and I like to go to bed early, so that may not be an issue).
Just so everyone knows, I'm not disagreeing with what anyone has suggested. I'm just trying to weigh my pros and cons and get my thoughts out and just listen to advice from either side and weigh that into my decision-making process.