Living alone has some great perks as well as drawbacks. It can be scary, but it can also be so much fun. Bustle explains that there are ways to make the most out of your time living alone.

  • Throw yourself a housewarming party as a way to show off your new space once you settle in. Being independent with a space all your own is something to celebrate, so pop the champagne!
  • Introduce yourself to your neighbors because they may be in a similar newly-on-their-own situation and you can bond over that and look out for each other. Knowing your neighbors certainly makes you feel less alone than if you keep to yourself.
  • Set-up an emergency fund because now that you're on your own, you can't always rely on a partner or a parent to help you out of a sticky situation if you were to suddenly have car trouble or lose your job. Become self-reliant and be proud of that!

Finally stepping out on your own and no longer relying on roommates to do the dishes can be a little nerve-wracking, but it can also be an opportunity to grow as a person. Take advantage of all this time and space that you have in your new place and embrace whatever happens!

(via Bustle)