Hi friends, I thought that it was time for me to put together a coherent post about something you guys might actually want to read – other than just me babbling on about what’s going on in my life. (Though I’m sure you guys enjoy reading those posts just as much ;)). But anyways, a post with a main point was long overdue. Living on my own has to be one of my absolute favorite things about being married. It has given me so much peace and I’m excited to share with you guys 4 reasons why I love it so much!

  1. I feel accomplished. Living on your own gives you an appreciation for so many things in such a different way than before. For example, it gives me a better appreciation for my job because it gives me the means to be able to afford to live on my own. It also gives me appreciation for my mom because now I know the hard work that it takes to keep a house going and clean. I never realized that living on my own would cause me to see things this way but it makes life just a little bit more fun.
  2. I feel more at peace. I’m not sure if whoever may be reading this knows this but I didn’t come from a very stable home. My childhood was plagued with a decent amount of misfortune and it really took its toll on me and my mental state. Being on my own makes me so happy because I finally have control of the state of my home and I intend to very strongly make sure that our home is always centered on Jesus and do my very best to display that. I want others who come into our home, especially those who might also come from a not so peaceful home to feel a sense of peace and wonder what is different about our home.
  3. I share it with my best friend. I know this is cliche to say but it really is true and makes all the difference. I always knew how much I liked doing things with Tommy but it really hit me the other day that Tommy really is my best friend. He’s the one I want to do things with the most and the first one I want to share how my day went with. I absolutely love waking up to him each morning and knowing that he will be there when I get home each night. Living with someone that you can have fun with all the time makes for so much more of a fun living situation. Don’t settle, make sure who you marry is your best friend.
  4. Freedom.Β This one may be the silliest one but it doesn’t make it anymore true. It is now up to Tommy and I when we want to clean or do dishes. I can cook a meal or bake a dessert and not have to clean up on my moms terms or hear her complain about the kitchen being a mess. (Sorry mom.) This may sound gross also but I can assure you that I definitely still do clean but just at a different pace than my mom would have. It’s awesome to have the freedom to be able to do things on your own and not have to worry about upsetting anyone else.

So there you have it. Four reasons why living on your own is awesome. It obviously comes with some not so fun things as well – like having to clean and cook every time you want to eat but hey at least you get to do this with your best friend now. Tell me, what are your favorite things about living on your own? If you don’t live on your own yet, what are you looking forward to the most when you finally get to?

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