tortietta: (Ninja biscuits!)
I had the question posed to me the other day why don't I rent out my spare room and save myself a bit of money? Usually my answer to such questions is simple -- I like my own space too much. While this answer is true in many aspects it is not the only reason why I am hesitant to start renting out my spare room. Mainly I am afraid of what might happen. Some of you may remember the Flat Mate incident from a couple of years back and the fallout that occurred. Even now, a couple of years on, I can't forget what happened. I can't forget what I went through, and I think a large part of my apprehension to rent out my spare room comes from a fear that it might all happen again. However, I can't get the idea out of my head.

While I do like living on my own and having my own space, the thought of being able save $200+ a fortnight is very appealing. I don't need to share my place with someone in order to pay rent and keep on top of the bills, but it would be nice to get ahead without too much effort. My place is fully furnished, as is the spare room, and I'm not looking for someone to 'share' my place with -- like a flat mate -- but rather someone who would be willing to board in a fully furnished room, with access to full household facilities.

I have spent a lot of the weekend thinking over the pros and cons of letting out my spare room, and every time I think on it I keep coming up with more positive aspects than negative. I live within 2 kilometres of the university -- less than a 15 minute walk to the main campus. Chances are I would be able to let the room out with no trouble at all. I like the thought of having a reason to keep my place constantly clean. I like the thought of having to stay on top my books and making sure everything is running smoothly. And as much as I like being on my own, and having own space, I don't think I'm going to have a problem with sharing that space. I like knowing that this place will still be mine. I like knowing that I'm not looking for an actual 'flat mate' and that I have control over who I chose to move in. And I like the thought of being able to save money.

The first thing everyone has said to me when I mention this idea is that I don't want to fall into the same trap as last time. I don't want another Bitch. I get the impression from some people that I'm just setting myself up for failure again, that if I try this it is only going to end badly. And I just don't know. Maybe I am being foolish even thinking of letting out my spare room, but if I just sit and wait in fear for the rest of my life, I am never going to get any further than I am now.

I would love to hear what other people think. What would you do in this situation? Is it worth taking the risk? Or should I just forget about it completely?

I think this could work. I think this has a lot of positive aspects, and I think that taking the risk just might be worth the while. The selfish part of me says to just do it, damn the 'what if's' and just do it. And it's tempting. It's really tempting...
tortietta: (la la la // *eyeroll*)
I have better things I could be doing but I can't seem to kick the mood that I'm in so I'm doing this instead.

45 Questions Meme )
tortietta: (poppies)
I have a question for you all... What is the worst thing you have ever done? I'm not talking about the time when you were ten years old and you pulled the legs off of your sisters pet frog, I'm talking about the absolute worst thing you have ever done, morally. The thing that haunts you because you know it broke your own moral character... Have you slept with your boss? Slipped laxatives into the Office Bitch's mug? Stolen a pair of earrings from a department store? Maybe you've never done anything morally wrong, but have you thought it? Have you ever come close to doing something that breaks down your own moral character?

Feel free to share whatever you feel comfortable in sharing. I know that this is not a comfortable, or easy, topic so I've turned IP logging off so feel free to post anonymously.

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