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The joys of living alone

Updated on October 24, 2011

I live by myself, and even though I miss the sounds of other people around, I have found there are benefits and yes, even joys, of the single lifestyle, many of which aren't readily apparent until you think, "Wow! I can do this!" Let's go through them:

You never have to wait in line to use the bathroom.

If you wanna watch an all-day Cops marathon, nobody'll change the channel.

Every phone call is for you, unless it's one of those pesky bill collectors searching for the person who used to have your phone number.

If I want to eat cereal for lunch and pancakes for dinner, who cares?

I can leave the cap off the toothpaste.

I can stay up all night and not worry about anybody complaining they can't sleep with all the lights on.

I don't have to clean up right away.

I can crank up AC/DC whenever I'm in the mood.

I can have friends over whenever I want.

I can kick said friends out of my house whenever I want.

No one will lecture me about putting things up when I'm finished with them.

I can sit around in my underwear all day long,..I don't, but still, if I wanted to, I could,

I can collect mountains of stuff and look at it and go,...It's all mine!!!

I can make as much noise as I want to in daytime hours.

My house becomes a statement about myself,...my very own man cave!

I can be as obnoxious as I wanna be.

If I wanna watch my Boondock Saints DVD eight times in a row, I can.

Nobody else touches the remote.

I don't have to worry about anybody stealing my money.

I can put anything where I damned well please.

And best of all, when I want peace, I just turn out the lights and listen to the quiet. It's wonderful. A calm, easy feeling.

Finally, I do miss living with other people, but you take what the Good Lord gives ya, and if you're alone, you don't have to be miserable. Just look at the positives.


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    • catfish33 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jeffrey Yelton 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      I forgot one: No one eats your leftovers but you.

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      Steph 

      7 years ago

      I infinitely prefer living alone, but my "me time" is usually kicking back with a glass of wine and a book or some music.

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