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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