Tips For Moving Back Home — October 18, 2016

Tips For Moving Back Home

Let me be the first to say that moving back home sucks. It sucks even more when your parents are divorced and you feel like you have to choose who to live with. It’s a sick reality that most of us will have to move back home thanks to graduating college and having tons of debt (me..), not being able to afford living on your own anymore (me..), or breaking up with your significant other who you’ve lived with for X amount of years (also me…). Fear not! I’m here with some tips on how to make the move back home slightly less awful.

  1. Make sure you have your own space: I really wouldn’t suggest moving back home if you’re going to be forced to share a space with a sibling. Moving home is tough on everyone and being locked in a room with your brother would make you start to resent him. Before you tell Mom you’re moving back in, make sure she has the space where you’ll be able to walk around in your underwear and not be ashamed.
  2. Make your space your own: In college you were able to decorate your dorm however you liked. Same goes for if you lived in your own apartment. Make your space represent you! Now that doesn’t mean you have to go and paint the walls funky colors or buy all new furniture (you’re trying to save money remember…) but it does mean adding pictures and posters and anything else that represents you!
  3. Buy your own food: Trust me, it sucks to have to do it but it’s easier than having to fight with your brother over who gets the last of the cookies. Be sure to share but if you bought it you get first and last dibs.
  4. Be comfortable: You shouldn’t have to live in a house where you feel like you can’t talk out the issues that may arise. No, you’re not living under your own roof but you’re an adult and you should be able to voice your concerns. Do it nicely though!
  5. Clean up after yourself: Just because you’re living with mom or dad doesn’t mean that you can rely on them to do everything for you like when you were a kid. If you were able to survive on your own either in college or your own place, you can do it while living in their house. Pick up your dishes, clean up after yourself, do your own laundry. It makes the whole cohabitating situation a lot easier to deal with.

There’s just some of the many tips I have about surviving moving back home after being on your own. Remember, you’re not the only one whose had to do it so don’t feel bad about it. Share your tips with me on how you make it work!

Our New Normal — December 6, 2015

Our New Normal

Well guys we did it. We moved in with Tyler’s parents. To say that it has been an emotional week is an understatement. We cried. We got angry. But in the end it has brought us closer together (and not because we have one room that’s our own).

His parents have been good and not like normal parents who always want to know what we’re doing and where we’re going. It’s just something we have to get used to…all of us. I still feel like I’m in the way and I’m trying to get a routine down (especially with the bathroom since there’s only one shower).

All in all I know it was for the right reasons and we’re getting better at dealing with it. Now if some one would rent our old apartment so we can stop paying for it. In time I suppose. I just have to stay positive. I’m getting married in 9 months and 11 days!!

Well off to work I go. The job has gotten a little better (or I’m just getting a thicker skin, or caring less). I’ll update on that probably tomorrow. I’m done with school after that so I’ll have more time to post (and hopefully more wedding stuff to update on)

Until next time…

Why Hello There — July 29, 2015

Why Hello There

Hey guys!

My name is Brittney and welcome to my new blog babble with brittney! I’ve always wanted to create a blog where I can talk about the most random things and get whatever is in my head out in the open. Let me start off by telling you about myself…

I’m 23 years old and going to be a senior nursing student this coming fall. Once I graduate I hope to become either an OR or labor and delivery/postpartum nurse. I took the not so conventional way with school but that’s another post in itself.

I’m engaged to a wonderful man named Tyler and we are in the process of planning our wedding as we speak with the date set for September 17, 2016! We’ve been together for almost 6 years and have been engaged for 4 (once again, that’s another post in itself).

Not really sure what else to put here but if anyone actually reads this let me know what else you want to know. This blog is literally going to be just writing out my thoughts and feelings on whatever is in my head when I decide to post. It could be school related, wedding related, or just random thoughts. I guess this is better than keeping a journal!

Well I guess that’s all for now. Until next time…