Today is a special day for me, I’m celebrating a whole year in my home! I honestly can not believe that I have been here for a full 365 days. I think that the biggest thing about today is that I have never lived fully alone before. When I was a kid, I lived with my parents, then I moved in with my Grandma while I was in college, I then moved to Preston and lived in a student house before moving to a house share with another girl. I was in Preston for a year before moving back to Wales and back to my Grandma’s house. I then moved in with my boyfriend, when we split up I moved in with another friend and eventually with my last boyfriend.
Celebrating this first year in my own home is not just about marking an anniversary but celebrating a milestone in my life which has been really important in helping me to become who I am now. I think that living on your own is an experience everyone should have, it can teach you so much about yourself, make you realize that you are a lot stronger than you could imagine, makes you a little more resilient and makes you a little more reliant on yourself.
So, today, it’s not just a celebration of living in my home for a year, but its a celebration f so much more!