Oh My Glob.

Hello everyone.

This isn’t going to be a very long post, but you know me, I like to update my fellow seschians.

I’m engaged!

As of yesterday evening.

Oh my glob!

I can’t even. I’m not even going to bother trying to write properly right now, because I don’t think it’s possible for me to form full thoughts at the moment. >.<

Is it weird that I’m feeling a bit out of it? Like It all feels a bit “make believe” at the moment… and i’m actually only 6 years old playing families, and i’ll wake up tomorrow and nothing has happened?!

… Okay so that’s a tad on the weirdy beardy side. But I can’t help it! It just doesn’t feel REAL right now! I’m sure i’ll get used to it, it just feels like i’m too young for this, even though i’m 23 and a lot of people I used to go to school with are having babies and marriage, i’m just a little potato. I don’t get things like engagement rings! xD

Anyway, I just wanted to update ya’ll, that i’m on to new adventures and I can honestly say I have a good feeling about this ūüėČ

So sparkly!!

 

 

 

 

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Ho, Ho, Home

Good Morrow to you fellow readers,

As you can probably tell by the title, you are in store for a Christmassy post!  РBut not too Christmassy Рay?

As it’s around Christmas you could probably imagine the last thing anyone wants to do is move house. And yet that’s what I had to do.

Last weekend, to be exact, on the 9th and 10th of December 2016.

What words come to mind when moving house? Fun? Exciting? Fresh Start?

What about stressful? ‘Cause that’s what it was!

My partner and I had two days, just two, to move out of our old house and move into the new one. If you think – “that’s enough time!” then, you know, what’s your secret to doing it in two days and remaining sane? ‘Cause honestly, I realise it’s do-able, but it’s just so utterly stressful!

Also let me add, going to bed at 11pm and waking up at 5am is not ideal. Not at all. I also feel I’m starting to make a pattern as to every time we move somewhere new, I have to have a cry. Seriously, what’s wrong with me!? I was absolutely fine, toddling along, getting things done, like some sort of awesome super woman (I may be exaggerating). All up until my car wouldn’t start in the morning and I was all *A-boo hoo hoo!*

Luckily, however it didn’t last as long, (this time) and I was able to side – step that moment relatively quickly!! ¬†Tiredness and stress combined = too much to deal with!

…Maybe next time we move my partner and I should make a game of it and see “How long until she cries!!” – Honestly, I can’t deal with moving house! … I don’t like change!

We are but creatures of habit afterall…¬†

The great thing about it however, is that we have left our old home. It was just a completely beat up, broken down, ramshackle of a domain. Quite frankly we are better off outta there! I do feel a bit sad for the pile of bricks. But hopefully once it’s sold, the people who buy it will do it up and make it look like new.

The other thing is, I’m glad I had my partner there supporting me and really taking the reins on this whole thing. Without the support I think I would be worse. Sure, i’d be able to move home myself and be capable of doing it on my own. Given the situation. But having him there is so much better. A support network – partner, friends, family, is so, so important when making big changes, it’s crazy how important they are.

Advice:¬†please accept the help of those around you. Lighten the load! If they can’t help you ¬†right now give them opportunity to express that too. Don’t be put out too much if one or two aren’t avaible to help you, simply broaden your support network. Reach out for help. No one is a mind reader, if you are struggling or need some help – speak out. The people who care will listen and reach back. ¬†

So, we are now – more or less – settled into our new home… For me, it’s in a much better location. I’m not sure about my partner ¬†– he hasn’t said much. But I think he prefers the new house immensely more than the old one – so it’s all good. The house layout seems to flow a lot better for the three of us. (Including the cat- Vinny – of course).

It’s really strange moving so close to Christmas, and so unexpected. This time last year, I would not have thought we would be in a new home already. More so, not only is there house details to worry about, there is also Christmas presents and Christmas dinner and all the rest to think about! Every now and then I have a momentary panic and the whole thing makes me want to curl up in bed, not see anyone and just stay there until the new year!

It’s so tempting!

I would have much prefered to have moved later, but we didn’t really get much choice about when we moved in the end! Although thinking about it, maybe it’s actually all for the best, as now we get to have Christmas somewhere that stays warmer and is a more comfortable place to live altogether.

Everything happens for a reason. Right? 

When¬†all is said and done, I’m super excited to be having Christmas this year in the new home. And I also feel blessed to have a home in such good condition which is affordable, cozy and homely. With close friends and family near by!

We’ll get there, we’ll get settled and we will be ready for Christmas. I’m sure of it. ¬†

So, here’s to a wonderful Christmas, and a fantastic new year!

Of new beginnings and an abundance of fun and happiness to come!

Cheers!!

All the best.

Until the next time ~

 

~Wishing you all an amazing Christmas and a kick ass new year! ¬† ‚̧

 

 

Image found: ¬†http://cdn.history.com/sites/2/2015/04/hith-father-christmas-lights-iStock_000029514386Large.jpg ¬† – Credit, Kudos and all that ‚̧

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s have a catch up!

Hello friends,

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.

 

 

Picture found: http://bernardsestates.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/house-landlords-pic.jpg  РCredit goes to original photographer.