In a couple of weeks, after turning 22 I will be moving out of my parents and moving in with a boy! Obviously not just any old boy, my lovely long term boyfriend but never the less a “stinky boy!”
Moving out is a big deal, for me and others I’m sure. I’ve loved living at home. I didn’t move out for college and I’ve always had a great relationship with my parents. Honestly, at first, the thought of moving out of that support network scared me. I don’t know why as I’ve always had my independence, I love my boyfriend and I feel ready to move out but there’s still been that strange butterfly feeling lingering for the last couple of months.
It’s change! Change is scary- but it’s also healthy and exciting, it’s part of life and it means we transition from one stage to the next. “You must exit your comfort zone to grow” Best selling author and speaker Mike Dooley. I think in your early twenties you can still feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance. It’s not weak to admit that. The transition from teenager to a woman is a big one- you learn to buy your own toilet roll, pick the gunge out the plug and iron your man’s shirts!
As the date gets closer, I don’t feel scared anymore, I feel excited! I want to create a new home with my boyfriend. I want to cook dinner in my own kitchen and invite people round. I want to choose bed linen and curtains. I’m sure I’ll still be calling my mum every day, whining and asking advice but I’m looking forward to that feeling of going round ‘mum and dads’ for a Sunday roast and being looked after!
My home is wherever Jamie is.
Love, Lottie x