Currently me and the boyfriend are saving up money to get our own place. First we were going to rent somewhere but realised that rent prices are ridiculous for a place that isn’t even yours. We are better off saving up a deposit and getting a mortgage. Means the place is truly ours, it’s an investment and we wouldn’t have to deal with landlords. Sounds good. I can’t wait till we have saved up enough money. Here are a few of the things I’m looking forward to.
- Chris is not only my boyfriend but he is my best friend and the thought of living with him excites me but also gives me this warm and calm feeling. It also means I’ll hardly have to sleep on my own anymore. Currently he’s away for 2 and a half weeks and not having next to me is a bit rubbish.
- Having more space. My room at the moment is tiny and cramped. I have so much stuff and it’ll be nice to be able to distribute it throughout what will be our home. Obviously he will have his stuff too and to be fair it’s mostly dvds and books that take up most of our rooms so we’ll just put that together. I also got framed photographs for my Christmas so I’ll be able to put them out too.
- Cooking together. We already do this but it’s a bit awkward when the kitchen is not our own or when we have to consider that other people may want to use the kitchen or they’re sleeping so we don’t want to be too noisy. Plus it means we don’t eat out as much and can maybe be a bit healthier.
- Being able to have friends over. Instead of always going to theirs.
- Not living with a smoker. Chris vapes which doesn’t bother me the same way smoking does. I’ve lived with a smoker all my life and I’ve never liked it. Smoke also gives me headaches and I’ve noticed also increases my anxiety for some reason. At least some of the e-liquids smell nice. The smell when you come home of stale cigarette smoke is also revolting. Sorry smokers. But it is.
- I will always have someone to play LEGO games with. And watch stuff with.
- I’ve lived here 12 years and it still doesn’t feel like home so I’m looking forward to finding somewhere and making it a home.
- There will be less times where I’m dropped off home and we have to say goodbye to each other and then wait days to see each other again. Instead it will be us saying that we will see each other later.
- Being able to go to the toilet during the night or morning without having to get fully dressed or dressed at all.
- I’m ready to. I’m at an age where I don’t need my parents. I want to have my own space, well one that I get to share with someone who isn’t a parent.
I’m fully aware it’s not always going to be amazing and we will probably have moments where we are going to struggle. We’ll be bill paying, responsible adults. Ha, the word adults kind of scares me even if I am closer to 30 than I am 20. It’s still something I can not wait to do. Hopefully by this time next year we will begin our search.