In my last post – quite a while ago now! – I recall simply ranting about rubbish accommodation when private renting. Needless to say, at this point it was hard to keep my cool! I’d like to announce though that the carpet it sorted. Cheaply. But sorted. That’s the main thing -right? And cleaning a three bed house has become much easier!
Moving out for the first time is all a bit of a learning curve.
Even if you are moving out with someone or going off to university accommodation, you are still transitioning from one home to another. For a while you may even be reluctant to call your new place “home.” Everyone deals with moving out differently. It’s okay to not be okay for a while. Even though it’s a good thing to leave the nest, it takes some getting used to!
It’s almost a year now since I left. With another move around the corner I’m quite apprehensive about what’s in store for the next year ahead!
I can honestly say I feel a lot older for it.
Wiser? I’m not so sure! I know I have more to learn. But that’s a good thing.
I’ve been through quite a lot emotionally and mentally in my house. It’s been a bit of a wild ride and I feel I’m only just coming out of the woods now and feeling more like myself again.
To have people come into our house and not feel comfortable spiritually is saddening. There seems to be quite a disturbance here. Then to have an inspector come over checking if we have everything and what’s wrong with the place for her to turn to us and say:
“You should never have been allowed to live in this house.”
Yeah. Scary stuff, huh?
This has helped us look out for certain …legal… things in the future.
But we are the lucky ones. We can afford to save and leave next year. Sure we have to save hard, but we CAN save.
There are a lot of people who are in similar situations who cannot save the money to leave. Who are trapped, isolated and no one is helping them. It’s a losing battle. Landlords are taking liberties because they don’t have to care until it gets so bad the environmental control get involved and they have no choice. This isn’t the way it is meant to be. It’s appalling people are being treated this way.
I count my blessings that I am in a better situation. My eyes have opened, once again I am taught “it could be worse” and “make the best of the situation.” Two things that some may say; you shouldn’t have to feel that way. And no, no I shouldn’t. But it’s about seeing the end of the chapter. Knowing it’s not forever and that it will get better.
I’m not about to give up. Are you?
Until the next time.
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