It’s been just a little over 5months since I moved to my own apartment. It has been such an exciting journey to embark on and I am so totally in love with my little home. I was so lucky to have moved in February just because the whole covid19 outbreak in the world and also especially as we were on a lockdown and I have such a beautiful to create in. I initially wanted an all white apartment but my the house came with this really lovely beige type color that I’ve grown to love and also think that I’d rather this over white atleast for now that I’m still learning the ropes of maintaining a home. Speaking of learning, in today’s blogpost, I’d be sharing with you 3 mistakes I’ve made living alone so you don’t make those mistakes too…
1. I EXPECTED TO FINISH DECORATING IN A WEEK
And guess what? a whole week went by and all I had was a mattress and a big ass L-shape couch I almost wish I didn’t buy. Things take time is a concept I don’t understand when it comes to buying things hence why I don’t do a lot of custom made stuff because I want to see, buy and have it delivered ASAP but a lot of the things I want weren’t readily available and I had to keep checking stores every week to see if I’d find anything I like. Also, as per apartments, you actually require time spent in the space before you really know what it is you actually need.
2. I DID NOT SET A MONTHLY EXPENSES BUDGET
This had me spending recklessly, I was buying fuel every other day and ordering food in without even considering my income/savings. It took one day of actually calculating how much I’ve spent in a month to open my eyes to the fact I was spending unnecessarily.
3. I DID NOT HAVE A ROUTINE
Finally free from the parents and having to wake up and interact with people and boy I was enjoying it so much but I also started to lag behind on a lot of my deadlines as I’d wake up at 3pm and because I’m home alone, as early as 9pm I’m already back in bed for yet another round of sleep without getting much done during the day.
Another mistake I also made was not making friends in my neighborhood before moving in, I mean it’s my birthday tomorrow and I’ve got several bag of chips and other goodies that I’d be eating alone because there really nobody around that I know. However, I got quite a number of things right like not picking the apartment on ground floor as now I never have to worry about the flooding on the island part of Lagos. Also happy I picked this apartment over the others I was showed as my imagination of my first apartment is really my reality right now. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and if you’d like more posts like this about leaving on my own, do let me know in the comments below.
Thank you for reading, love always…