8 Uncomfortable Truths I’ve Learned Living Alone in Lockdown at 19

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The freedom is good until it’s bad

You can’t run away from the loud silence

“I don’t know how you do it. The silence is hard”

You need to practice intentional connection (and conversation if you’re lucky)

The independence will be great until you can’t be bothered

Budgeting (well, good luck)

If food is missing in the fridge, I assure you no one stole it. You ate it or you didn’t buy any food.

Your environment is crucial

I assure you we do wake up the next morning, both us and our belongings safe, and many more after that.

You will feel like there’s suddenly more time

People will always have something to say about your decision to live alone

People always have something to say.

Indulge in the little things that fill you with joy; it will make what’s happening in the world easier to bear.

when was the last time you did something for the very first time?

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