Let’s face it. Living at home does come with its perks. Depending on the arrangement you have with your parents, you could live rent free, enjoy home cooked meals and have the washing done for you. But the one thing that you don’t have is your independence. I wanted to move out to have my own space, take control of my life, learn to cook fancy food, have my own rules and grow as a person. But its not easy at first!
I didn’t realise how much stuff I had in my room at my parents house until it was time to pack. Three suitcases and two boxes later and that was only half of my clothes done. The first things that spring to mind when moving out such as what pretty bedding you need to buy are forgotten when you’re scrambling around looking for a tin opener or a pair of scissors. I’ve got really good at prioritising let’s put it that way.
My first night was spent sat on my lounge floor (sofa on order) staring at the overwhelming boxes. Everyone had helped unload and then left. And for a split lonely second I thought ‘shit’ have I done the right thing here? But I soon realised it was the right decision when I started to put my clothes in wardrobe and make the place feel homely. That’s when the sense of FREEDOM came into the mix. I ran a bath late at night, I ate what I wanted WHILST HAVING A BATH and then I thought to test my washing machine out at midnight (sorry new neighbours for the noise). I sat on the floor for five minutes making sure it was working and that I wasn’t about to flood my kitchen.
It’s been nearly a week since I got the keys and I can honestly say I love it. My kitchen is now fully furnished and I’ve cooked some really good meals (if I don’t say so myself). I’ve spent nights painting, I completed my first food shop with mum (very interesting vlog to come) and I’ve become obsessed with mopping my floors. So I guess I’m an adult now? Hilarious isn’t it.
I can’t wait for my sofa to arrive, keep you updated on decorating and share food recipes and my tips about moving out.
I hope this short post keeps you hooked and interested to read more on what goes on at my new home. I’m really excited to share it with you.
Thanks for reading and for all of your lovely comments! X