The idea of living alone can be daunting, especially if you’ve been living with your family all your life. It’s a huge responsibility and it’s certainly not easy, but it’s also incredibly fulfilling as these fab independent Pinays have found out:
You don’t have to worry about bothering anyone.
“You can come and go as you please, with no sleeping roommate to consider if you come home too late, or a roommate out till late that you have to wait up for. There's also no one around to distract you if you have to work from home. You also learn how to be independent and be responsible with your budget. If you miss out on paying your bills on time, like for electricity or water, you have no one else to blame but yourself so you really learn to be on your toes when it comes to keeping your budget updated.” - Maebelle, 35
You’re the queen of your own castle.
“You can basically do whatever you want—invite friends for impromptu sleepovers, put your feet up on the couch (although shoes are a no-no for me), and spruce up your space as you please. You can also spoil yourself silly without anyone judging you, like when you decide you're having ice cream for dinner and chocolate wafers for breakfast just because you feel like it. Just make sure to clean up after yourself, because the last thing you want is a sky-high pile of unwashed dishes!” - Mitch, 29
You have total control of the shows that you watch.
“There’s no one else to negotiate with when it comes to channel-surfing. I don’t have to worry about experimenting with food that other people might otherwise not like, or even if I choose to not prepare and have dinner at all. I have my own schedule to follow and familiar, organized chaos to deal with.” - Gratz, 33
You can do your chores whenever you want.
“I can invite my friends for drinks and sleepovers any time. I can work at my own pace, especially when it comes to tidying up the place. One of the most challenging things is to have to live with someone who is an absolute stickler for schedules and tidiness when you yourself aren’t. It can really be a source of conflict and tension, which you really would much rather not have to deal with.” - Ching, 31
You'll appreciate your family even more.
“Living alone makes you appreciate your parents more, as well as your siblings. Despite all the quiet and alone time you'll have for the most part, you end up looking forward to spending even just a weekend with them. Distance does make the heart grow fonder, indeed. But still, you will want to go back to your own space and freedom, where you can be your own person continuously learning and discovering more about yourself. That for me is the best part about living on my own.” - Maja, 27
Living alone is the best way to feel like you’ve got this whole adulting thing down pat, and it’s certainly more fun than we thought it would be! If you’re thinking of moving out, consider a secure condo in a central location so you won’t have a hard time getting around. A development that isn't too crowded would also be nice so you'll have lots of breathing space within your community.
Check out Avida Towers Centera in Mandaluyong! Located along EDSA, it’s a stone’s throw away from transport hubs, business districts, and commercial centers. It also has a two-story retail area and a variety of amenities like a swimming pool, an outdoor gym, and a pool bar, making it a perfect home for independent girl bosses looking to stand on their own and discover what else life has to offer them on their own terms. Units are ready for occupancy, so check them out today!
Avida Towers Centera is located along EDSA cor. Mayflower and Reliance Streets, Mandaluyong City. Learn more about Avida Towers Centera here.