So I’ve been contemplating getting a temporary roommate for around 9 months to a year because when I start working in tattooing full time I won’t be rolling in the $ for the first year while still learning, honing my skill and building up a client base from scratch. Which has been freaking me out a bit… slash a lot. And if I split my rent/Hydro/internet I’d be paying like $400 max a month total.
I’m just hesitant. I love living alone, I have for years, and I have had previous bad experiences living with friends/roommates.
But if I do decide to do the temp roomie thing either I can do it with someone I know or some friends have suggested just renting the room to a stranger because it gives me more control without any “friend” awkwardness. However, I’m also bit hesitant about having a stranger as a roomie because 1. can I trust them to pay up and with my stuff, and 2. because of Helo.
I hate sacrificing living alone… but this may be kinda perfect solution so I don’t have to stress and panic as much about money come tattoo shop time.
I should suck it up. It’s a small sacrifice for my dream job I guess in the long run… and the lease is in my name only so it’s MY apartment in the end.