I couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about my feelings towards moving out and living with a boy which you can read here. I have now officially ‘flown the nest’ and we have been living in our new home for 2 weeks. I wanted to do a follow up post to let you all know its awful… hehe only joking! I have surprised myself with how well I have adapted and so far (sorry mum) I haven’t really missed home. Of course I’ve missed seeing my mum and dad every day but to be honest I don’t feel any less connected to them. At home, we were all always in and out the door at different times, rushing around or sitting in our rooms getting things done and it’s been nice to see them out of those situations and actually have proper conversations like “how are you?” and “how’s you’re day been?”.
Family is pretty much the most important thing in my life above anything else and I am so lucky to have a great relationship with my parents that I’m sure will only get better now I’ve moved out. Now on to the ‘having our own house’ situation, I am coping! I am alive! The first two weeks are very much about trial and error. Sentences that were never spoken of before suddenly came into our lives like ‘you didn’t turn the bathroom light off’ or ‘don’t spill anything on the carpet’ or ‘where did you put the tape measure?’ We both suddenly became quite nitpicky about things that didn’t really bother us at my mum and dads and I think it’s down to the fact that this is ‘ours’! It’s true that when it’s you’re own kitchen, you want it spotless at all times. I think one Saturday I may have wiped the surfaces about 78 times.
I do think we will both relax a little more and get into more of a routine. We are still finding our feet but overall I am so happy. It becomes about the small things now rather than the big things. Over the last two weeks it might have been sitting on our sofa listening to music, cooking a meal together, arranging flowers for our vases (yes we actually spent time doing this), organising what should go on the book shelf or simply having eggs on toast on our dining table- but each moment is with the person I love and for that I am so grateful.
Love, Lottie x