The Realities of Leaving Home

Flying the nest has honestly been one of the most emotional, exciting and stressful things I’ve ever done. I’ve wanted to have my own place ever since I started working my crappy part-time job when I was 16, however, obviously that just wasn’t feasible. Now at the ripe old age of 22, and I’ve got myself a career going, I thought I’d take a leap and leave home and wave goodbye to free Wifi and the luxury of central heating,


Although leaving home welcomes in a new lease of responsibility and freedom, there are also so many things about living in my family home that I do miss, so I thought I’d share the good, bad and the ugly realities of leaving home!


1. You’ll miss your Mum more than you think

Obviously, I was always going to miss my Mum. Even though at times we would bicker (mostly about who got to eat the last Belgium bun) the relationship I have with my Mum is so strong, and it’s a lot more difficult than I thought to go without my life-guru and morning tea maker than what I thought. I suppose it’s allowed me to appreciate my Mum even more, looks like you’re gonna have me staying over more than you thought!

2. You own more things than you ever imagined

I always knew I owned a lot of stuff, I’m a blogger and I’m lucky enough to work with amazing brands and be gifted some lovely items! However, I never anticipated how much stuff I own. Despite having a clothing clear out at least once a month, I somehow had clothing coming out of every nook and cranny of my room. Luckily, we’ve managed to find a place for everything in the apartment, however, my God I clearly have issues.

3. Cheese is f*cking expensive!!

I have nothing else to say other than the price of cheese is absolutely ridiculous. One good point about that though is the fact I’ve stopped eating so much cheese, so good for my diet in one way. However, I’ve gone from Cathedral City Extra Mature Cheddar to Lidl’s own brand cheddar. Let’s just take a few seconds to think about my loss.

4. You’ll fall in love with cleaning products

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll know that I’ve fallen in love with an anti-bacterial cleaning spray. I never thought I’d be typing about my love for a cleaning product in a blog post, however, here we are. The product in question is the Metho Anti-Bac in the scent Citrus Lemon. I’ve tried the Pomegranate Scent before and I loved it, however, it still had a somewhat ‘cleaning’ smell to it (if that makes any sense?)  The Citrus scent just smells amazing and I’ve used it every day for the past month and I’m only a 1/4 way through it. Adulting at it’s finest.

5. Fur baby cuddles are always missed

The biggest thing holding me back from moving out was not having my beloved doggos with me. Although my landlords are okay with pets, as the previous tenants had a cat,  it just wouldn’t be fair to  have them in a flat that’s empty all day with no garden. Luckily my mum works from home so is there to give them constant attention. Luckily, I’m able to have them around for a sleepover on the weekends, however, there’s nothing I miss more than hugging my fur babies after a long day at work!




  1. Candice Petersen
    March 14, 2018 / 5:07 AM

    Haha food in general is quite expensive not to mention you have to learn to separate your clothing when putting them in the washing machine Candice |

  2. Hollie Godwin
    March 14, 2018 / 1:34 PM

    Abbie, I'm so glad it's not just me, all of these are so true! Especially the cheese one, I had to do exactly the same when I moved out in September! ?Hollie | Hollie Writes

  3. Fashioned by Pluche
    March 17, 2018 / 11:51 PM

    I'm very glad then to still have free access to the good cheese! Those little things you overlook but can really, majorly, impact the way you live your life (yes, I'm still talking about the cheese). And that having a lot of stuff thing is something I'm experiencing right now, and that without moving out! It's honestly ridiculous the amount of things that I decide to buy/keep/accumilate… Note to self: declutter before saying goodbye to the cheese. ;)Love,

  4. Lucy Alice
    March 20, 2018 / 6:26 PM

    I've heard quite a few people that have moved out tell me that cheese is really expensive…I do not look forward to spending a fortune on that haha!Lucy | Forever September

  5. Christopher
    April 21, 2018 / 9:50 AM

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