Ryan and I starting dating three years ago this November. Though our relationship has always been happy and full of love and support, we have been through some crazy stuff together… specifically related to our living situations. We’ve had awful roommates, we’ve moved house together four times in three years and we’ve endured some stressful environments. Though our relationship has always been solid, our living situation has always been up in the air.
I moved away for college at 18 years old. Since that day in 2012 I feel like I left home and never found a new one. Bouncing between houses and dealing with difficult roommates can be emotionally draining. (Though don’t get me wrong, I’ve had tons of roommates that I love and have cemented lifelong friendships with!) But when you don’t have any feeling of home, a warm place to call your own, it can make getting through life difficult.
So, with great excitement I can finally say… I have a home. Ryan and I are officially home owners and are getting ready to move into our own house next month! This means so much to me because of all we’ve been through. I am so excited to have our own space, it already feels like home to me and we haven’t even moved in yet! I can’t wait to decorate a house and make it feel like us. I can’t wait to have a living room that I can invite friends and family to. I can’t wait to host parties and entertain at holidays. But I also can’t wait to curl up on the couch alone and feel totally comfortable for the first time in four years. This house means so much to me for so many reasons. Reasons that have so much more meaning than just the material worth of being “a home owner.”
So let me tell you about the house. It’s a bit of a fixer upper… The floors and the basement need a little bit of work and the kitchen is going to be gutted, we’re starting from scratch in there. To some people this may sound like a night mare, but to me this is exciting! The house also has three bedrooms, which means that Ryan and I each get an office. This is another dream of mine, my Pinterest is flowing with ideas! As you may know, my career goals lay in interior décor and design, so Ryan and I getting to redo an entire kitchen and design our own office spaces is such an exciting prospect to me! It’s been all I’ve thought about and researched since we found out that we got the house!
I wanted to tell you guys these details about the house because I want you to be in the loop for some of my future blog articles. I’m going to do before, during and after posts about the redecorating process and kitchen reno. These may be the most exciting posts that I have ever had the idea for, I’m so looking forward to writing and posting them!
So, after those four years of “homelessness,” (but not literally, I’m very fortunate to always have had a roof over my head!) I’m so excited to settle into our own space and make ourselves a home.
Ps, thanks in advance to all of the friends and family who are going to help with renos and painting. You’re the best… I will pay in pizza.
- xo, becca