Our first month is almost upon us, living on my own with my Alice has so far been an epic experience. I never thought in a million years I would be typing this blog post. I never thought I would end up moving out from my parents home after moving back in there. When I was looking to move out, hunting on Rightmove, Gumtree and Facebook groups, I never imagined that the home I would end up was a home that was the first home a friend of mine rented almost ten years ago and I would never have thought my landlord would be someone I’ve known since my late teens.
For the first two months before we moved in, myself and a group of friends went about decorating, fixing things up and building stuff. I lost count how many cups of tea we had or how many takeaways we ordered. It was a fun, exciting but slightly cold experience. I learnt a lot more about my taste in the interior than I have ever done before and I’m a big Sims player! Deciding on what colour to paint my living room was more of a question what will match my sofa and what won’t overpower the room.
My bedroom, I had originally wanted an orange or red wall, to keep the room warm but while myself and Alastair were here one day getting all the rest of the painting sorted. Grey. Grey was what I finally decided on and by God, I love this room! There are of course still little bits and bobs I need to finish up, pictures that need to be hung and a light shade to be bought but so far this room is just how I pictured it.
I did a live stream mini house tour, the other week on my Youtube which you can watch here. I will, of course, do a more professional video once the house is actually finished. The bathroom still needs another lick of paint, kitchen needs to be wallpapered and Alice’s room of course still needs decorating from top to bottom! I have managed to find time to paint her bedroom walls white and then hopefully before this week is over I can put her lovely lilac on there! At the moment, Alice has slept in with me, her cot at the foot of my bed and deep down I am going to be sad to put her in her own room.
I feel this is one of my longest blog posts in such a long time and I think due to this move my health has changed dramatically. I feel less stressed, lost or otherwise unhappy. Who knew just moving out, putting your own food in the fridge and decorating a house you wanted would create a home? My darling Alice has settled in so well, I am immensely happy that she is happy and healthy. Our mornings are now always filled with cups of tea, biscuits, fresh fruit and cuddles watching Hey Duggee. When did my life become so peaceful?
I am very excited now to greet 2018 with new adventures, create more special memories and to move forward with this house and how amazing it feels that we finally have a home together. Even if I do get lonely on occasion or if I’m a little bit more skint than I usually am. It is so worth it.