For those of you who don’t know, I recently quit uni and by doing that I have landed myself on uneven grounds financial wise. Initially I moved out two years ago and then from the first place I rented, I ended up moving closer to uni and into a house share. It wasn’t always easy, I had issues in both properties but I loved the independence of not always relying on my parents. Now that I don’t quite have the money to live on my own, I made the decision to live with my parents again and let me tell you, it feels like a learning curve getting used to it again.
As an over-thinker, I recently read an article on Bustle called 7 Tips For Moving Back With Your Parents Like An Adult which basically said that one of the main things to do is be respectful. I agree, though it is difficult to adjust back to going with someone else’s rules again. Bustle also said that it’s important to ‘contribute to the household chores’ and these sound like easy enough tips. Other than that, the general vibe of the post is just to be considerate and not an arse which is fair enough. In contrast, The Balance wrote a much more formal article called a 7 Step Guide to Moving in With Your Parents Without Going Crazy which hinted towards a contract. I don’t quite think that’s necessary but for some it makes things feel just a little more stable.
Imagine filling a house, then a large open space and then trying to fit all of the stuff into minimal space. That’s where I’m at right now. I have thrown away 7 big bin bags full of clothes, boxes of things that I don’t need and a few things that I had to compromise on. My. Room. Is. Still. Cluttered. It’s full of storage boxes, furniture and novelty items that serve as memories but it does feel a little better to get rid of some of the stuff I was holding on to. I won’t be the first person in this position and I certainly won’t be the last, moving around is stressful and the readjustment is a long road to go down.
Honestly, now that I don’t have to worry about paying rent or bills (just board which is in a reasonable monthly sum) in time, I have big plans for this blog. These plans start with a few trips over the span of Europe but only once I’m in a better financial place. I’m currently working in my dad’s shop, which I enjoy, and writing as many pieces as I can for this blog. Moving back in with my parents isn’t the end of the world, I’m 22 and I have plenty of time to get my s**t together. Hands up if you have had a similar experience!