Unpacking boxes and placing books on the bookshelf, I remember thinking to myself, “What have we gotten ourselves into?” I looked around at all of the boxes and what had already been unpacked. I looked at the culmination of our things and thought, “There’s no way we are going to be able to combine our two lives into this one apartment.”
I stopped unpacking, sat on one of the many, many boxes piled up in the corner that still had to be unpacked and cried. It was all too much. The move, the boxes of “stuff,” the lack of wine, oh – did I mention all of the boxes? Yeah, it was all a bit much and I was overwhelmed.
I’m a hopeless romantic. I love love and love love stories even more. The happily ever after? Love it. The fairy tale ending? That’s my jam. But I’m going to get real for a minute. No matter how much you love someone, no matter how much you want to be with someone – moving in together is going to be an adjustment to your relationship. Things will change and compromises will need to be made.
There’s no rule book to follow when you move in with your significant other. The best you can do is communicate and plan ahead.
Reality check: spending 24/7 together is not always romantic
My boyfriend and I spent more time together than apart before we moved in together. We’d talk through messages all day while at work, followed by dinner and spending the night together multiple times a week. We’d cook together, wake up together, read together, do any and everything together. But after making the big move, I realized there was still so much to learn about each other.
Once you move in with each other, be prepared to see some things that you may never be able to un-see (i.e. Someone standing in the kitchen, naked…eating tacos). Some things, like eating tacos naked in the kitchen, may be fantastic. Some other things maybe not so much. You’ve been warned. Keep this in mind when you’re searching for a place together and deciding how much space you really need.
I have never been one to shy away from talking about mental health, my battle with mental illness, nor my suicide attempt. I strongly believe in talking and sharing these stories, because if it helps even one person feel a little... Continue reading →
We take our BBQing serious in our house. Like, seriously serious. So serious that the first day the snow somewhat melted in February, we had our first BBQ of the year. We host people weekly for BBQs. We invite friends... Continue reading →
The shocking and sad news about Kate Spade’s suicide is a reminder that just because someone’s life may appear to be “perfect” – you never really know what they are going through. Rich or poor – doesn’t matter. Mental health... Continue reading →
There’s something to be said of new beginnings. Of fresh starts. Of do-overs, if you will. Today is June 1st. A brand new month, and let me tell you – I sure am glad to see May over and done... Continue reading →
May is #GetYourColourOn Month! Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer and Support Cancer Research! Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. 1 in 2. That’s staggering. Every single one of us will be... Continue reading →
Honestly, after losing my first ever dog, Precious, last year – I didn’t know if I would ever be able to bring another dog into my life. Precious was there for me when I needed her the most. She was... Continue reading →
When I was a little girl – Easter used to be such a big thing. I mean, obviously the big bunny would come and visit, but we used to also always get fancy new dresses. We’d put bows in our... Continue reading →
What exactly is The Green Living Show, Canada’s largest eco-healthy living show, all about? Green Living strives to provide consumers with information about companies and organizations making the world a greener place. Sure, sounds good – right? Of course it... Continue reading →
Guest post written by Mike. 3 words. 5 claps. Thank you, Doc. Today, on le blogaroo, Mike opens up about how Roy Halladay made him call in love with the game. #OpeningDay #BlueJays A post shared by Jenn and the... Continue reading →