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4 Signs You're Ready To Live Alone

Nothing is more exciting than moving into your first home—be it an apartment or a compact condo unit!

Photography: William Ong (Main Photo)

As comfortable as it is to keep living in your childhood home, you will eventually reach that point in your life where you'll be seeking solitude. While sharing space with your sister and living off of your parents' fridge is convenient, you'll realize that it's about time you learned to live like an actual adult—alone in your own apartment. Here are a few telltale signs that you're ready for change: 

1. You avoid bringing friends over to your family home.

Instead of being a space for making good memories, your current home has turned into a hideaway because you feel like you can't be yourself or there is lack of privacy in what is supposed to be your sanctuary.

2. You can't find a peaceful spot. 

Is the usual noise at home —the kids playing or your Mom is talking on the phone—starting to make you feel antsy? Do you want to blast music through your speakers but your Dad says you're not allowed to? If you want to have control over the level of noise (or quiet) in your home, it's time to consider getting your own place. 

3. You find yourself daydreaming about how you're going to style your space.

Do you constantly think about what colors you're going to paint your walls with? Are you always excited to browse through the home section at the department store? Do you spend time taking online quizzes to find out what you're personal style is? If you answered yes to any of those questions, get ready to start packing!

4. You're jealous of people you know who are living independently. 

In this case, jealousy isn't a bad thing—it just means you're ready to commit to taking care of yourself. There comes a time in every person's life when they are ready to own a new life, and for you that time is now. Don't forget to have fun hunting for a new home!

PHOTOS: William Ong (Main) | Jilson Tiu (2 and 3)

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