Flying The Nest | 6 months on...

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Flying The Nest | 6 months on...

This week marked 6 months since I officially moved out of my family home. S and I had technically been living together on-off for 2 years previously but on the 1st September 2016 we took the leap and signed our lives away the contract for our new home. 

Looking back on one of the most stressful yet exciting life adventures I've experienced so far, I really wish I'd taken the time to get the camera out and film. For those of you who don't know we have our own YouTube channel, where we share videos (or vlogs if you're down with the kids) of fun days out and life experiences, I really think it would've been nice to have something to look back on. 

That said, while I sit here typing this post and I think back to just how stressful the whole experience was, I'm somewhat proud of myself for getting through it even if there were the odd tears of frustration.

I also can't actually believe it's been 6 months already! 

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Due to S and I practically living together beforehand there haven't been any doubts. Any "what have I done?" questions. No second thoughts. It didn't feel "strange" to me no longer living at home as two years prior we'd moved out of the house I'd lived in since I was 10. I guess, if I was leaving that house, the house I'd called home for over 14 years, maybe then it would've felt a little stranger.

But waking up in my own bed, in our lovely new home was exciting. 

We've been here for 6 months now and although we've still got a few boxes to unpack and we've still got a few rooms to tweak until they're perfect, for me, it has instantly felt like home and I think that's super important. 

I've always said I'll eventually live my hometown behind. For as long as I can remember I even considered moving to Kent. 2 and a half hours away from everything. I instantly fell in love with the place. Now? I'm not so sure. Yes, I no longer live in the city but in a quiet little village 20 minutes away and so far, I LOVE IT!

It's not been such a huge shock to the system though. I drove through this villege a number of times during my childhood visiting family. I may not have visited for many years but the familar smells and being surrounded by fields is somewhat heart-warming. Although, I'm not sure how long it'll take to get used to hearing the church bells on a Sunday morning or having a huge tractor park outside my house.... You don't get that in the city!

I'll let you in on a little secret though. I have only just unpacked all my belongings. I did not realise how many books I own and how many I'm still yet to read. It really is only when you pack and/or unpack that you realise just how much you own. 

Only now, 6 months after moving in, have we finally made a very successful start on organising our 3rd bedroom. My office. My own little space to be organised, creative and to escape the stresses of 'adulthood' - It's no where near finished. S owns way too much stuff that half of the room is, and probably will be for a while yet, occupied by boxes and boxes of S's belongings but I don't mind... For now anyway as this is our home. Our little bubble!
Flying The Nest | 6 months on...

Back on my old blog Cake Crumbs and Pages, I wrote a Things I'm Looking Forward To Doing When I Move Out post and shared 5 things I was most looking forward too. 
  • Decorating
  • Hosting Get-Togethers
  • Xbox Parties
  • Cosy Nights In
  • Having My Own Space
So far we've managed to do 4 of these 5 things. I don't think that's bad going for just 6 months but did they live up to my high expectations? Yes!

We've had many cosy nights in. We've had a mini Xbox party between the two of us. We've even hosted our first get-together with family on Boxing Day, which was super fun and has now turned into a bi-monthly games night we have our first happening on February 10th which I'll totally blog about and my own little space is coming along nicely. Stay tuned for a room tour!

But what have I learnt over the past 6 months?

I've learnt adulting is hard. It's frustrating. It's stressful and it's nothing like what I imagined and yes, there are things I would change but that aside it's exciting and even now, even 6 months on I'm constantly finding things I'm super excited to do.

I feel like I'm constantly learning. Probably making a lot of mistakes along the way but I'm learning and I'm enjoying every damn second of it!

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  1. I love this. It sounds like you're 6 months ahead
    of me! I still live with my parents but spent 75% of my time staying at my otherbhalfs house. We've discussed that maybe I'll move in with him this year and it's a big move! I'm scared but excited!

    Great post

    Laura

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    1. Aww, I wish you all the best for your new adventure. It really is so exciting (and some what stressful at first haha). Enjoy every minute of it :D x

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