10 THINGS I'VE LEARNED IN MY FIRST MONTH OF LIVING ALONE

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1. No matter how much you glare at it, tut loudly or sigh in consternation, the washing up will not do itself.

2. You will get in from work, you will be tired, and there will be cleaning to do.

3. You will spend a good 80% of your free time up to your elbows in boiling water and cleaning fluids rather than cosied up on the sofa under a blanket with a bar of chocolate watching Love Island like you actually want to be.

4. Homesickness will hit you at the most random of times - in the shower, in the supermarket, in your dreams, in the office... you get the picture.

5. Free time? What's that?!

6. You know when people complain about bills and you just sit there and zone out waiting for them to finish? Suddenly you'll wishing you'd listened - these envelopes just keep coming through your letter box and all of a sudden you're paying out £1000 a month just for a roof over your head but you're still not 100% sure what you're actually paying...

7. Your life will have a stricter timetable than most private schools as you try desperately to fit in work, cleaning, blogging, a social life, eating and most importantly sleeping.

8. And when you do sleep, you'll be so tired from everything else that you won't even dream. And you'll probably wake up even more tired. And in the same position you fell asleep in in the first place...

9. You still won't understand VAT, interest rates or what's happening in the economy BUT you will be very well acquainted with toilet cleaner and the ability to make a meal from nothing.

10. It might be terrifying, you might be lonely, and some days you might question why you ever left home in the first place but goddamn it if it isn't the BEST DECISION YOU EVER MADE!

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11 comments:

  1. i agree with all of this, but it is the best!

    Aine Oh

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    1. Thank you honey, I'm glad you liked it! xo

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  2. I'd love to live alone one day in my life, it must be so exciting! I wish you luck for the rest of the months <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. Thank you so much! It is very exciting and honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life :) xo

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  3. I have not moved out yet, but I loved reading your list! Just thinking of homesickness makes me sad and I haven't even moved out yet! You have such a charming writing style by the way! I've missed your blog <3 Gonna catch up reading your other posts now :) Haha wow I sound like such a creeper
    xxx
    She Will Be

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    1. Awww omg thank you so much!
      The homesickness is sad but it does go,and you can always go home to visit - plus it makes those visits home even more special :)
      xo

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  4. This as actually hilarious to read and a bit frightning at the same time haha! I just decided to move out and I'll probably agree with you in a couple of months ;)
    xx Ama

    PHUCKITFASHION

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    1. It is scary but it's the best decision I've ever made - I'm sure you'll absolutely love it! xo

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  5. Oh wow! This made me excited to move out. Not too sure about doing the laundry thought, not looking forward to that :)

    Nixie xx

    Nixie--Pixie | Fashion | Beauty | Lifestyle |

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    1. Haha! I think I've managed to get the laundry in check just about! It's yet to run away with me anyway, the washing up however I have been known to leave a little bit too long when I'm feeling lazy! xo

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  6. I'll be experiencing this myself in month - glad I read this before the big move! :)

    the streame

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