I am a terrible roommate.
I was raised as an only child, although I have an older brother and sister. I barely remember a time when they lived at home because they moved out on their own when I was young. I had my own room and did not have to share anything with siblings.
When I got to college, I was excited by the idea of a roommate and suite mates. That excitement lasted several days. When the reality of room sharing sunk in, I found myself screaming on the inside for SPACE.
Eventually, I got lucky. My roommate decided that college was not for her and moved out and left me with a private room. By my second year of college, I became a Resident Assistant and was given a private room and bathroom. I was in introvert heaven.
Before getting married, I lived alone. All alone. All by myself. Do you hear that? Yeah. It's the sound of silence and it is music to my ears.
And now that I've driven home my point--in case it was not clear: I am an introvert--I'll move along to the purpose of this post.
I want my own bedroom.
I need a place in my home that is mine. All mine. I don't want to share anymore.
I had my own office for a time, when my youngest was still co-sleeping. But about a year ago, he wanted his own room, so I moved my office out of the 4th bedroom and into the dining room. I'm glad I have the space in the dining room, but it's not at all private. I'm way too accessible.
My husband works third shift now, so I can't even escape to my bedroom during the day if I'm feeling all . . . well . . . introvert-y.
I dream of a room, a bedroom, that I can decorate just for me. It would house not only my bed, but also my office. I could escape to my mom-cave anytime of the day or night. My dream home has dual master bedrooms.
I know what you're thinking. I can hear you.
"But you're married! How does that work?"
It works wonderfully, thank you. My husband is perfectly awesome. I'm not trying to escape dirty socks on the floor or snoring or having to share the covers. And, as for other aspects of married life, isn't there some fun in asking, "Your room or mine?" I think so.
My husband is an introvert, as well. Having his own room would be relaxing for him.
But for now, we dream and we plan. When we finally move from this home to our next, we hope to have a dual master bedroom layout. For now, we file that under the long list of "what we do and don't want in our next home".
Whoever builds our dream home is going to have a tough order to fill!
How about you? Does the idea of dual master bedrooms sound lovely or lonely?