the truth about living by yourself

So here's the thing; today is day 67 of living by myself and I have to admit that I am not a fan. It sounds good, being able to do whatever you want whenever you want, but the truth is that it gets lonely. I am extremely lucky to have been able to live with my Jake (my boyfriend) as soon as I moved out of my family home, but now since he's on placement and I am by myself I am starting to realise that I couldn't do it long term.

I mean its fun in a way that I can cook whatever I like and eat my dinner at any time, not make an effort in looking 'presentable' in the morning and the fact that there is so much more space but in reality, after a while it gets lonely and sad as you have no one to talk to and do things with. In order to stay focused, I started reading, doing loads of university work and started experimenting with food which is not something I did often while living with Jake. So even though I might complain about the silence and loneliness, living by yourself has advantages.

First of all, you are able to learn new skills as you'll be doing things differently to when you used to live with someone. I find that since living by myself I don't watch as much Netflix and that I have a lot of 'me' time where I can reflect on myself and think of the future.

I have a lot of evening time to myself which means I get into my pj's, put a candle on and just read or work on my business while I wouldn't do that while living with Jake as I just didn't have the motivation to do so.

I am currently obsessed with the candles that I have been kindly gifted by Willow and Finn*. You might know by now that I love trying out new environmentally friendly products and these hand poured candles are just amazing.

It's not everyday that you would see me dancing away to ABBA while cooking but that is my reality right now.

I mean don't get me wrong, I miss living with Jake but I am taking this year as an opportunity to grow and expand my career choices as well as finding myself for the first time.

I know that everyone will have a different experience on living by myself but that is how I am currently feeling. University work is keeping me busy and time is flying so fast! It is nearly Christmas and I feel like just yesterday I was walking around waiting for the leaves to start changing colours!

* Featured products have been kindly gifted to me.