I would like to give reasons for a choice I made in two sentences. I want to have two sentences, because in my case the reasons are quite complicated to explain and it does not make sense to explain them in one sentence. Is "One the one hand ... . On the other hand ... ." a proper way to do this? Are there alternatives?
I think "One the one hand ... . On the other hand ... ." sounds as if those two would give something that contradicts.
I went to the party for two reasons. On the one hand, I wanted to find new friends. On the other hand I did not want to stay at home.