Tuesday, August 19, 2014

10 Reasons I CANNOT Wait to Move!!

So I've been sitting at work all day thinking about our house and I'm SO excited! I'm pretty jealous of some of you who can easily drive by your house! We're only about 20 minutes from our house, but that's without traffic. We live in an area with A LOT of traffic around work hours, and I drive an hour to and from work as it is. Basically, if we wanted to go after work we'd have to go immediately after and then drive in traffic. If we waited for no traffic it would be dark by the time we got there :(

Here are my Top 10 reasons I'm excited to move (as of right now)

1. Officially starting my future with my boyfriend (alone)
Currently, we live with his brother. Right now it's fine because they lived together as roommates and then I just moved myself in, but now, it's putting a cramp in things. I CANNOT wait to live with just my boyfriend and not have to worry about anyone else.

2. We'll have room to breathe!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again; our apartment is SMALL. To call our house cluttered is an understatement. I have to be careful to not buy too much food because it is extremely likely we will not have any room for it at home. It drives me crazy!

3. Counter Space and Storage
I can't even explain in words how excited I am to have a big kitchen. Really. I can actually cook without using the stove as counter space? Sounds like a foreign concept, but a beautiful one. Storage is another foreign concept to me. We're forced to put some of our groceries on our already limited counter. Struggles.

4. Brand new stuff!!!
So over the summer our air conditioner broke twice. I'm pretty sure it's one of the oldest central air conditioners in existence. It's awful and loud and always breaking. In addition to that, two nights ago we woke up to the WORST smell. I have never woken up due to a smell before. My boyfriend originally thought it was the dogs .. There was no way this came from a living thing, and if you have dogs you know it's hard to beat the smells they produce sometimes, haha! Turns out it was our Fridge's motor burning up. It was vile.

5. A yard for our dogs!
I cannot wait to have a yard for our dogs to run around! I can tell that they feel cramped in our apartment and they just want to run around and play. It was fine while Loki was small but now that Loki's big and we have Bear, it's just too much. I'm glad we got Bear before moving (potty training is better in our crappy apartment than our brand new house), but the limited space is getting old fast!

6. Decorating
I love decorating and looking at pinterest for ideas. Even when I was younger I would say I couldn't wait until I had a house I could decorate and now that time is almost here! So excited!

7. Space to DIY
Right now I have to do all of my DIY projects at my parents because there isn't enough room to move in my apartment, let alone painting something in a dog free area. As many of you have seen, I really like putting things together and getting artsy. I'm currently working a entry level job where I just do the same thing over and over again. DIY, painting, drawing, and other art gets me through my days. I'm still trying to figure out a way I can make a living off of it ... hmmmmm

8. Entertaining
We always go over other people's houses for nights out. I don't mind going out but sometimes it would be nice for people to come to us (and not have to decide on a DD for the night), and right now we just don't have the room for that. It'll be awesome to have people come over, drink some wine, and they can even bring their dog so they can run around in our fenced in yard ... Sounds like paradise.

Our apartment is an apartment in the basement of our building. We have windows but it's still SOOO dark in there! I feel like a vampire. I need my Vitamin D people!

10. To have a Home!
I can't wait to have a place I can fully call home. I've been living like a nomad for the past 6 years. I haven't lived in one place longer than a year with moving around during college, traveling abroad, moving home, moving to an apartment, moving to another apartment, and then moving in with my boyfriend. I had a BLAST traveling around and changing things up but I'm so ready to have one place to call home. All of my belongings will be in one place, rather than being scattered at my parents house or lost during a move. I'll know which address I should list for things. I'll finally be able to have a hairdresser, dentist, and doctor close to where I live! I'm so ready and I'm so happy I can have a home with the man I love to start our lives together!

How about you guys? What are you most excited for?


  1. I think #7 is #1 on my list. I am such a diy'er. Last winter before we moved I built a smoker, which I can't even use being at my mother in laws. I'm also a home brewer. I love being able to make my own beer, and again I can't do that either. I've wanted to get more into wood working, but we never had the room in our old house.


    1. I hear ya! So excited for more room to do things!