Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Moving on...up?

No, probably down a little. The truth is I need to move out of my parents house and actually let them enjoy their post-child life without me living with them. When they held me in their arms 25 years ago I bet they didn't think "I hope she is living with us when she's 25!". So...after their subtle hints at when my departure might be and my eventual cry and panic over affording to live alone in the south of England (where renting costs a small fortune), I have begun my search for a new home.

Mum says I need to "nest". I'm not totally sure this is true because 1) I'm not an animal I'm a human and 2) I'm not expecting a baby and I think "nesting" happens when you're pregnant. I have come up with a helpful little list of positives of moving out though (collated from past experience of living away from home...don't worry I have actually left home a few times...I just bounce back like I'm on a bungee cord):

  • I can eat cereal for dinner (there is probably nothing stopping me from doing this now though)
  • Temperature will be perfect and suited to me (not too hot, not too cold)
  • I can hang bunting and lights (family aren't fans of these things)
  • Don't feel like washing up? No problemo
  • Washing can be hung around for days and worn straight off the drying rack (laziness)
  • Crafting stuff doesn't ever need to be cleared away (ready for inspiration to strike at any time)
  • I can get a fish (I like watching fish swim around and around...)
  • I can watch Greys and Gilmore Girls on repeat and not be judged
There are probably more positives than that but really, the down sides are starting to dawn on me:
  • Have to do own food shopping (I HATE food shopping...I used to get it delivered at university to avoid shopping myself)
  • Who will tell me my outfit is all wrong? (My mum is a pro at this)
  • Plumbing issues will be fixed by who?! 
  • What if I get a break in and I have to fight off the intruder myself? (My arms are pretty weak...)
  • When my car runs out of petrol how will I get places?
  • I'll miss my dog lots (I might steal him)
  • Who will I talk to? 
I'm going to see two places this week and will probably freak a little that they're on the ground floor and people could climb in the windows. When I was at university a naked man climbed in my window in the night and to be honest that has put a dampener on ground floor properties for me.