Saturday, February 16, 2013

Moving in

Guess what? I finally got the keys to my new place yesterday, after almost 5 months of waiting, yippee. I can't tell you how excited I am.
This means that the hard work begins now, decorating, unpacking and getting my new home exactly how I want it. 

I'm immensely proud of myself for achieving all this on my own, it's not easy to convince the bank managers these days to give you a mortgage! But now that it's here I've been feeling a little overwhelmed by it all these last couple of days.

I think it's yet to really sink in that I have a place I can decorate and live in exactly how I want.  I think the overwhelming things is that although I'm 37 this year this will be the first time I've owned something that is entirely mine.  I don't have anyone else's opinions or tastes to take in to consideration and I'm not entirely sure I know what my own style is. Does that make any sense? I guess I'm still figuring out who I am in a way, which is a great adventure all in itself. 

Even though it's only a small apartment I think it will take me a while to get things straight, I don't have a huge amount of furniture and I don't have lots of money to buy things either so I think it'll be a few months before I can even afford to get all the basics.  But I'll get there and I'm sure I'm going to have plenty of fun over the coming months making my home, it may not turn out to be the most stylish or glamorous of places, but it will be all me.

Whatever you are up to, hope you have a happy and fun filled weekend. X

14 comments:

Kate North said...

Fantastic - I think it's really exciting. I will be interested to watch your place grow and develop as you find out what your taste is - and isn't!.

Andrea said...

Exciting ! I'm sure you're up for the challenge of re-doing on a budget xx

Pull the other thread said...

That's great! Sounds so exciting, I'm sure you will have huge fun putting it all together.

ANNA said...

Well done you!! Hope you will be very happy there. I did the same when I was 42 so know just how you feel!

Vicki W said...

Congratulations! Take your time and enjoy the process.....and the freedom!

pam said...

Congratulations! Don't worry how old you are - you have done it and on your own! You are a Brave Girl! You have a creative mind....decorate with your own artwork and photographs, and try some DIY with items from charity shops! There is so much inspiration on Pinterest - you can do it! Looking forward to seeing how you grow into your new space!

Angela said...

So exciting- I was 54 before I got a mortgage and a place to call my own. Wishing you every happiness xx

Linda said...

How exciting Angela. Have fun making it your own.

Linda

Jane Galley said...

Congratulations. Take your time and have fun.

Jennifer Shelby said...

I have recently gotten my first 'mortgaged' home - its so much fun to have a place that's really yours and you can make your own. Have fun!

WendyCarole said...

Congratulations. Look forward to seeing" your style"

Sarah said...

Congratulations - enjoy!!

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Postcards from Wildwood said...

Congratulations on your new home, Angela. How exciting to be starting out on decorating it and working out exactly what your style is! Hope it's going well.
Janice.