This is exactly what I want for my life. For anyone who knows me, I have been preaching about Living Apart Together for years. Until recently, I didn’t realize it was actually a thing. I just thought I was weird because I don’t want to share my space with anyone on a consistent basis. Blame it on being an only child if you must, but in my 20-something years on this earth, I have never had a desire to live with anyone else. Yes, I had the occasional roommate(s) that are required of the college-age student, but since owning my own home, the idea of living with anyone else is terrifying. I can’t imagine having someone there with me, every day, with no space of my own to just ‘do my own thing’. Plus, I like my routine, and don’t particularly want anyone else there to muck it up.
Don’t get me wrong. I would very much like to find someone to share my life with who can handle all my weirdness and actually likes it. But I don’t feel the need to have to be with this person all the time, especially going to bed and waking up with them every day. No thanks. Just give me space.
Just leave me to live with my cats and patio garden and converted garage/art studio in peace. Feel free to visit often, bring me flowers, and stay occasionally. But no more than that, please.