I live in a studio apartment, as you can see from the pictures, and so far I'm loving it. I was initially worried that I would have to get rid of a lot more of my things than I did, but I did have to do a lot more organizing than I did at home so that everything fits in a place. I wanted to studio because since I was living alone, I don't need that much space and I don't see myself hosting many large gatherings in the future. This studio in particular is a lot bigger than some that I saw online while I was searching. I have a full separate kitchen with an eat in area, four closets, a little hallway (which holds my shoe rack!) and a cute little bathroom.
I still have a lot of decorating I'd like to do, and I'd like to get a coffee table for the "living room" side of the room. I have been obsessed with looking at gallery walls on Pinterest and I'd love to make one over my bed. I really love that I get to decorate this little space exactly as I wish.
I have never lived away from my family, so not seeing them every day has been a little odd, but I'm also only about five minutes away so I can visit whenever I want with no problem. I've had my family and friends over so often, I think last night was the first night I actually just came home from work and didn't have to entertain and could just relax and enjoy.
One funny thing happened the first night. The building is heated by radiators, and I've never lived anywhere with radiators before. I was sitting and relaxing, tired from unpacking boxes and all of a sudden, I here this loud hissing coming from the bathroom! I had an Elf moment, but instead of calling my mom and just creeped over very slowly to investigate. If you've never seen Elf, here is the clip I'm talking about: