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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Flying the Nest..


It's inevitable as we become adults (unless your like me and will always be a mummys girl at heart ❤️) that you'll fly the nest and start your own life in a new home. It's one of those really big moments in your life that seem accomplished and fun, it seems to creep up on you so quickly. We all spend so much of our childhood wishing we'd grow up quickly, imagining what lies ahead of us and what house we'd like/who we'd marry when it fact it comes and is actually a stressful ordeal and everything depends on your income... snore.

I moved into my first house with my boyfriend Jordan last Friday, it was the weirdest experience ever. I've moved away from home before for university studies 45 minutes away in Coventry, it was a completely different experience and this time it didn't feel like a temporary arrangement in my life. I'm still adjusting to the new routine of not having my parents kindly doing things for me, there's obviously things that Jordan does to help me out but it's not the same as having my parents there. We've become a team since living together, a unit of two people and that's really important to me.

We've moved into a beautiful little village near the town of Loughborough called Hathern, it's so beautiful and quiet plus two people I know considerably well literally live a few footsteps away so that's really nice. It only has one shop nearby, no local fish and chip shop for me anymore. I'd be lying if I said that my anxiety has been completely okay with this new life change, I still go bed with knots in my chest and feel like I am close to freaking out... I will get there once i'm all settled. We've moved into a 2-bed terraced house which is beautiful but needs a lot of working doing it and so I am pretty driven in making sure this house has work done to it and develops into something lasting (especially now as last night it was very dramatic with a huge leak from the ceiling of our spare room... urgh!)



The biggest life change for me since moving out of home has been now I am currently (kind of) jobless I gave up my job at my local pub as a waitress to move here with Jordan and find something new. I do still have my dance teaching job 3x a week but that's not enough income to get me by and feed my addiction to buying useless crap (maybe i'll learn now i'm a proper adult with responsibilities). I am pretty damn determined to find work in the next week or so (it's just a frustrating, time consuming activity that I do not enjoy! I just hope that it'll have it's worthy results) and I am looking for something I reallyyyyy want to do and so that I can still blog as and when I wish. 







I'm really excited by my new adventure/life step with Jordan, I hope you've enjoyed the little pictures I took whilst waltzing around in the sunshine. The weather has definitely helped in making moving into my new home more enjoyable, pass me the champers!

Apologises for not posting and I hope you'll understand now why it's been so quiet here whilst I get myself sorted and settled. Does anybody have any tips for somebody who has just moved into their first rental property? I would love to read your experiences/tips (i'm all eyes!)

thanks for reading,




24 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for you Emma this is an exciting thing :D
    Sorry the only advice I have is to make you place your own and make sure to have a little get together at yours with friends and family to celebrate hehe!

    Ali :)
    alicaitrin.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou Ali! Yeah we're planning a small house warming & brining it in with my 24th birthday next month, we wanted to wait until we're more settled & it felt like home!

      Em xx

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  2. Ooo how exciting! It's made me super excited for me moving now! We get our keys in like 2 weeks but aren't officially moving in till end of July! I wish you both lot's of love and happiness in your new home :) xx

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    1. Ah I bet, I was always so excited when my other friends were beginning their new home journeys! Thanks, we're kind of wishing we went for a newer build but it's definitely something we'll consider for the future :)

      Em xx

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  3. I'm so happy and excited for you! It might seem like a daunting idea (living alone) but this is your place and there is nothing more exciting about that!! I can't wait to hear all about your adventures xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. thanks! i think it'll be fine, hopefully once the garden is done I will share it for our house warming :)

      Em xx

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  4. Your village looks so pretty! I'm sure you'll feel more at home once all the little problems with the house are settled, and it is a big step, it's normal to worry but hopefully it'll be the start of a really lovely chapter for you and Jordan :) x

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    1. Thanks we're so lucky to live somewhere that is so beautiful! I hope so, we're very excited even with the little bumps we're already experiencing. Like I've said it's about us becoming a team now :) xxx

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  5. What an exciting time (although it is also very anxiety inducing)! Looking forward to hearing all about this new stage in your life - your opening photograph is lovely by the way!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings
    Xx

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    1. It definitely is didn't realise how much it would affect my anxiety to be honest. Thanks, it's our back door ;) we're hoping to repaint it a pale blue over the summer! :D

      Em xx

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  6. It sounds and looks so beautiful and peaceful! I can only but imagine how it must feel to have such a huge change like that I can ever imagine being away from my mum (I'm a mummy's girl too) although one day I will and that's exciting! Hope the anxiety doesnt get too much you have me on WhatsApp if you ever need chat and I wish you and Jordan all the luck xxx
    www.heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks, i definitely needed some peace! thanks paige, lovely as always you are :)

      Em xx

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  7. Ah it's a big step but a good one - exciting stuff (and GAH, I am 10 years older than you..*gulp*)! x

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    1. yeah it's one that I have definitely needed! Ah your only as old as you feel babe ;)

      Em x

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  8. What a lovely post and how exciting for you even if a little daunting. I always think of these things as a little life challenge that we can kick the butt of and show who is boss. 😀 I expect in a couple of weeks you will be having a nice cocoa watching your favourite film/TV show and wondering why you were anxious. You have made a really brave step embrace it and enjoy x

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    1. Yeah definitely, this is just a little blip into a new surrounding I am sure I will be fine.
      Thankyou lovely, I hope it'll go well and i'll settle I know eventually :)

      Emma-Hope | http://www.carpediememmie.co.uk/ ♥ ♥

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  9. Hathern looks a beautiful little village! When me and Tom moved in together it took him a while to adjust to the fact I don't do laundry as often as his nan used to, and at first we were forever running out of milk but you do eventually get settled into a routine. Hope your anxiety gets easier

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    1. It is a beautiful village, I am very lucky that we're living here to be honest! Yeah Jordan is getting better, we just need to like you said get into a better suited routine for the both of us :)

      Emma-Hope | http://www.carpediememmie.co.uk/ ♥ ♥

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  10. I loved reading this post; I write in a similar style so I feel connected in a weird kind of way. Lovely read, let me have a gander through more posts!

    Much love,

    Lauren "Sweetened Sour" O'Hara
    https://www.lauren-ohara-x.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Lauren for the lovely comment! I hope you enjoyed reading any of my other posts :)

      Emma-Hope | http://www.carpediememmie.co.uk/ ♥ ♥

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  11. Congratulations on your new adventure!! It looks like a beautiful place and I promise everything will just fall into place. I've lived alone for quite a few years and when my partner and I moved back to my hometown for his new job, we had to stay with my parents for a couple months until we found a house - gosh it was difficult when you're used to doing everything on your own! haha
    Sending you lots of luck job hunting.

    Danielle xo
    www.underlandtowonderland.com

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    1. Thanks so much Danielle! :D Yeah it is, I'm just used to being at home or having someone support my need for a clean house! :| it'll be fine! I just want a decent job now with some real career prospects :)

      Em x

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  13. Stathern is near Harby, isn't it? I love it out that way. Congratulations on your move and your new stage in life. It's natural to feel a bit nervous, but I do think things have an at of coming together. X
    Sarah | www.seriouslyshallow.co.uk

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