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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Home Alone

So my parents were out of town to Florida visiting my sister and nieces for the past 2 1/2 weeks leaving the house all to myself (besides the week my uncle and aunt and their 5 kids from California stayed at the house... but that's besides the point of this post.). I've had the house to myself for stretches of time many times in the past, and each time I rediscover why I love/hate it. Those reasons are as follows...


  • Coming home to a dark house at night- for some reason that can be really depressing to me
  • Not having anyone waiting at home to hear how my day has gone and just to talk to about whatever random thoughts come to my head
    • And when I say "anyone" I mainly mean my mom. She's my absolute best friend and I miss her greatly when she's not around- even though I call and talk to her every single day...
  • Having to figure out what I'm doing for meals each day
    • Interesting observation- the most common concern from people is- "What do you do for meals?" (Lots of Lean Cuisine's & Hot Pocket's!!)
  • Getting the mail/newspapers everyday
    • Actually this isn't too bad and I even enjoy it sometimes when it's nice weather outside. However when it's freezing cold & windy outside then I'm not too much of a fan. Crazy of me I know.
  • There's no one else around to kill a spider should there be one. And unfortunately- this last time there was. (It was traumatic... but in the end I won!!)

  • Full control of Volume- whether that be the TV, Stereo, Computer, etc.
  • Full control of when the TV/Stereo is on or off
  • Not being accountable to anyone but myself. 
    • I can come and go as I please without having to keep someone else informed of my plans. And I can go to bed as late as I want without having to report the time the next morning.
  • Sometimes I just need some time and space away from others
  • The feeling of independence
  • Seeing and feeling the love and concern from family, friends, & neighbors all around me when they know I'm home alone. While my parents may be gone- I know I have countless people surrounding me who would be there for me in an instant if I ever needed anything. I am truly blessed by the people I have in my life.
So all in all- it's a bittersweet experience having the house all to myself. And by the end- I'm just so glad to finally have a home-cooked meal and my mom home again! But I'm also glad that my parents had the opportunity to go visit my sister and nieces. It was good for both my parents and my sister. From what I hear- they had a really fun trip!

Oh and P.S. No- I'm not scared while being home alone. I don't know why- I guess I just have peace and faith that I'm being watched over and protected by my Heavenly Father. And I know that if anything were to happen- I have so many people I could call on to help me out (as mentioned above).


  1. You know, i've always wondered about this. Thanks for clearing things up for me. Ha ha just kidding. Glad to hear that overall you are fine at home alone. Love you.

  2. Jess, you don't know how happy it made me that you confronted your spider fear head on. I'm proud of ya.