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!