Am I a total slacker for bumming around all summer, taking lots of naps, and re-reading the Harry Potter books?
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There's a huge difference between living with a significant other and just staying there a few nights a week. In my own experience, living together before your absolutely ready never works out well.
Case in point: My boyfriend would stay with me a few nights a week, but when we moved in together it was TERRIBLE. We broke up less than a month later. Granted our relationship wasn't the best in the world to begin with, but still, living together made it worse.
Good luck either way!
You don't look like Tara Reid. At all.
Listening to Scandinavian folk songs on a record or in person is far, far different than listening to them being mixed.
Here's another thought to add into this mix. I also believe that I'll be an at home studier. That's just the way I work best. I need quiet, and no distractions, and like someone already said on this post, the 'sanctuary' feeling of a nice one-bedroom to myself is really helpful. However, I believe my SO is following me to law school (assuming he can find a job, which I'm confident he can), which I am very happy about. However, that makes it difficult for me to do the living alone thing. Can you have an SO follow you to law school, and tell them you want to live alone for all the reasons everyone has mentioned on this board (which totally apply to me, library chatting, want my own set up at home so it's just the way I like it and not a library table, etc.)? I fear this makes me a terrible person, but I also think that living alone will make a huge difference in my 1L grades and/or happiness in terms of knowing that I'm trying my hardest and studying in the most effective way I can. Any input, although I recognize that this is a bit off topic, is welcome. If you all don't want to address this because it is a whole new issue attached to the 'time spent in apartment,' that is fine too. Just thought I'd throw it out there.
Do you have any idea of where you'll be looking for apartments? I'll be looking for a place right after I graduate. I don't know where to start really...