As I've been hinting in my last few post I have some big news - I'm moving! As much a my flat can be nice, there are no perks to living in a basement and also there is just no room at all! So me and Prince our packing up our belongings and heading over to our very own house.
I've had a bit of negative critisism about the area I am moving to (Splott for those who know) about how rough of an area it is etc but the way I see it my house backs onto other back-gardens and the street is pretty quiet, plus it's not like I'm going to be sat out in the street EVER so personally I really don't see the big deal. A house in the area where I live now would be double for what I've got and I'm still super close to town and ammenties.
I think my date for moving is going to the 24th July which is such a lucky break for me as I got assigned holiday at work for 25th July for 10 days - Perfect!
I do have a few big anxieties about living alone:
1. I'm going to get lonley:
As much as I love my own company I know I will get bored at times. I actually only have a two-bedroom but maybe in the future I can find a lodger but I only really want somebody I know and can trust to not mess up my pad!
2. I'll never see my friends:
With moving out on my own I'm actually really scared my friends will all ditch me. I guess this is mostly on them and me to make an effort and for them to not forget about me! (Although I still live very close!).
Will I be able to afford rent (I'm renting from my mum who has bought the house - long story but we sold our old house in Devon and as spoilt as it makes me seem I am truly SO grateful that we in the position to do this!), bills and food, plus money to actually live?! Time will tell I suppose.
4. What if they're right?:
What if I do hate living in Splott? What if I get burgled? What if my neighbours are total arseholes? 'What if...' is such a stupid things anyway and I know I shouldn't let any anxieties get to me. What if...I really love it? ;)
I've already bought ALOT of major stuff and have alot coming to me from me and my mums old house we used to live in which is just sat in storage right now. Plus the previous owners are going to be leaving all white goods (I'm SO excited to own a dishwasher!) and also their shed which will be super helpful! There is also an attic room which with a little bit of tlc will be great storage.
The main thing I need is a bed, I HATE my bed I have right now, It's one of those low down, wooden framed IKEA beds that I bash into everytime I get in or out of bed. Plus my mattress is so knackered I can never get comfy!
I will also need to sort stuff like Xbox, curtains/blinds, internet etc but all in good time. I'm going to start off with essitials really cheap then move onto what I really want when I've got the money to spend.
As lame as it sounds I'm also super excited to get loads of new cleaning products, hand soaps etc just to start a fresh! Ok...that was super lame.
This is a huge deal for me as alot of people my age and older just float from house to house but I really can't wait to have something stable and steady to call my own for a long time with no worrying about bonds, landlord troubles and extortionate rent rates.
If anyone has any good advice or tips about moving out solo then pleaasssee get in contact as I really need all the support I can get right now!