Rarely do you hear about the positive merits of living alone. This is because society glorifies the notion of finding a partner, settling down and building a family. While doing so in the past was essential as it was oftentimes a means of survival (improving one’s socioeconomic status and increasing the number of farmhands available), it is no longer an essential life goal for many people — at least in their younger years
Nowadays, many people are waiting until their late 20s, 30s and, sometimes, their 40s to settle down. This is because technological advances have made it increasingly easy to invest in one’s career and travel in one’s spare time. As a result, those who choose the unconventional route tend to become very comfortable living alone — and that’s where the magic happens. This is exactly what a LA-based painter, illustrator and occasional animator Yaoyao Ma Van As seeks to highlight.
As Bored Panda shares, her illustrations do a brilliant job summarizing how awesome it can be to live alone. From being able to leave your marks everywhere to cleaning up only when you want — there’s a level of freedom experienced when one lives alone.
Learn more by visiting her website:
Following are 15+ illustrations that portray the magic of living alone:
Written by: Amanda Froelich
I’m a plant-based chef, nutritional counselor, freelance writer with 5+ years of experience, reiki master therapist, world traveler and enthusiast of everything to do with animal rights, environmentalism, sustainability, and conscious living. I share healthy recipes: http://bloomforlife.orgRead More stories by Amanda Froelich