While growing up, my home life was never quiet and calm, and it remained that way until I looked into student flats in Edinburgh and moved into a flat of my own for this school year. I did not like the chaos that goes on in my family when I was growing up, and that same chaos caused trouble for me when I became a student at the university in my city. I know I made a great decision because, while I have always been a good student, the peace that has come with living on my own has helped school to become much easier for me.
My parents are really nice people, and they love me and my siblings. However, we simply have a loud, chaotic household. I am the only quiet, introverted person in my family. My brothers are much more extroverted than I am and my parents are, too. Not that all extroverts are loud, but I will say that the extroverts in my house are that way. They don’t seem to have the ability to tone it down, and I realized that it was affecting my concentration when it comes to studying. I prefer hanging out in a quiet library or bookstore as a way to have quiet fun, while everyone else shouts, laughs and talks endlessly in my parent’s home. It’s just too much when I need to study for many hours each day.
When I first looked into getting a flat of my own, I was concerned that price would be an issue. After all, my dad is the one who would need to pay for it, and he already has to pay for one house as it is. When I learned that it is quite possible to find a clean, quiet place to live in as a student at a building near my school, I spoke to my dad about it. Luckily, he understood my plight, and he’s paid for me to move into my own place where things I’m able to thrive much more easily while in school.