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Friday, 27 February 2015

Friday Blues...

So, I'm having one of those weeks… 
You all know the ones I’m talking about (well I hope you do and I’m not some weird freak with mega girl issues….) but unfortunately I’ve had one of those weeks.
One of the week’s where nothing really goes right, and regrettably, some of the things I have no control over. I’m slightly hoping though, that writing/venting will put me in a slightly better mood… So here’s to that!
As I post this, it’s Friday night and I have made the wise(?) choice to stay in (even though is it payday weekend… *sob*) because I don’t feel in the mood to socialise after the week I’ve had. (Although it does give me a chance to catch up from Wednesday night’s bake off, so I guess that’s something cringey to look forward to!)
Nothing major has happened. I’ve had ups and downs, I’m just currently in one of the moods that I can’t seem to shake, and for no real reason whatsoever. Not even seeing my friends, or going out and enjoying the first signs of spring, or even a nandos can seem to get me out of. I’m just hoping the break from work and some down time will make me feel better.
Im putting this mood (can I stop saying mood now…?) down to being a twenty-something girl. Pretty rubbish excuse huh? But really… I am.
When we’re teenagers, we can blame any sign of moodiness down to our hormones, but once we’re in our twenties, it doesn’t really seem right.
Earning your own money and having your own lifestyle are all things that we should make the most of whilst we’re still young; the things we don’t really have control over when we are teenagers. But nowadays, the same things are holding us back.
Being an adult = paying bills, doing a food shop, petrol, gym memberships, trying to save for a mortgage, insurance, commutes, meetings, work, work, work - and the list goes on. To be honest, I think a part of me just misses being a teenager.
Don’t get me wrong, there are many things that I would never change in my life, and when I think about it, being a teenager again would probably be quite horrific (maybe a slight exaggeration?) and that’s not really the point I’m getting at. To be honest, at this stage, I’m not even sure what I’m saying, but it’s late, and I’m sleepy and I know I’m rambling and blah.
think what I’m trying to say is I miss not having a care in the world: Not having to worry about money and savings and bills and credit cards and being able to enjoy life as much as I could without constantly having that nagging feeling in the back of my mind that I could be doing something more productive. And weekends not being about catching up on sleep, running errands or seeing family and friends, because those things just weren't important when you were 16. 
Maybe this is a wakeup call to try and get a good balance between being a responsible adult, and a carefree kid? Maybe that would help me slump out of this mood and enjoy my weekend and stop moaning and sitting in on a Friday night and being generally down in the dumps? Maybe I should be out getting drunk and making a fool out of myself? Or maybe that was only ok when I was 18? Who knows...  
But right now, looking at celebrities attempting to bake cakes and a lie in tomorrow is what I need!
Here’s to a better weekend! X

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The 12 Misconceptions of Moving in with Your Boyfriend

So everything is great, you love your boyfriend, and you have made the choice to move in together. Good for you!

But here are some of the misconceptions when you move in with your other half.

Belief – You will save on the heating bills because you will be inseparable curled up on the couch together under a blanket. Awww cute <3

Reality – Your couch isn’t big enough for two. You both know it. Turn the heating on and give your aching limbs a rest.

Belief – You will have all your friends over, all the time to hang out now you have your own crib.

Reality – Your friends might come over a couple times a month, but not nearly as much as you once thought. But hey, you’re ok with that.

Belief – Even though you’re just renting, you’ll act like it’s your marital home.

Reality – You get excited. You put a picture of the two of you up. You instantly regret putting a hole in the wall. Damn.

Belief – You will feel all mature and sophisticated and have your equally mature and sophisticated couples friends over for come dine with me.

Reality – Cute idea. It will never happen.

Belief – You’ll move all your stuff in together. You’ll unpack all your stuff together. You’ll buy new stuff together. You both get excited about how grown up you feel.

Reality – You still have boxes you haven’t unpacked 8 months into your lease.

Belief – You’ll take it in turns to do the washing up.

Reality – It’ll pile up so high it will look like you live with a family of 6. It gets to the point where one of you is going to crack whilst the other drinks tea out of a glass.

Belief – You’ll have breakfast in bed cooked for you every weekend.

Reality – Crumbs. Everywhere.

Belief – You’ll save on the water bills because you can shower together.

Reality – You might try this once. It doesn’t work. One of you is cold. You have no room. You give up.

Belief – Your weekends will be filled by M&S dine in for two. Aww you hopeless romantics! 

Reality – Unless it’s a special occasion, Aldi does just the trick. You both know it... 

Belief – You’ll wake up late at the weekends, bask in the love you have for one another, until you roll blissfully out of bed at midday.

Reality – Your body clock will wake you up at 7am. You get bored. You wake up your other half…

Belief – You’ll eat dinner on your dining room table, surrounded by fresh flowers and candles almost every night of the week. You're a grown up after all. 

Reality – You slowly work your way over to the couch. No parents = TV dinners! 

Belief – You will enjoy spending all the time together that you couldn't before you lived together.

Reality – FIFA

(Even after all of that though, it has been the best decision I ever made!) 
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