I finally feel like an adult! oh..wait. I’m not sure sure that is always a good thing. With growing up your get stuck with a ton of responsibility and chores, and wishes of going back to when things were easy! Then there are other times (like yesterday for me), when you get excited about those responsibilities. My boyfriend and I got the news that we are pre-approved for a mortgage! Since we already have the house picked out(a friend is selling theirs) it should be smooth sailing from there!
After living in a basement suite for the past year, and other various ones for the past 2 years or so, We cannot express how excited we are to be finally moving forward in our lives and to be able to live above ground! It gets a bit depressing and does not make for a happy life, especially a green lifestyle, when you have only 4 barley there windows, and 2 are usually covered by porches and what not. The lack of sunlight is killing me, and it is impossible to grow or keep any sort of plants alive for more than a few days.
So in the new year I look forward to a new better, cleaner lifestyle! I look forward to growing plants, having a yard to call my own and a composter, Being able to decorate and paint things the way that I want them to be. I will also have room for a more organized recycling center! I think I will also dabble into the Herbal remedies and such.
Mostly I am excited for a proper kitchen though, the last year we have been living in an unfinished basement suite. While the rent is cheap it lacks in other aspects. The kitchen comprises of plywood counter tops(impossible to properly clean up spills), bottom cupboards with no doors (keeps everything looking dirty), and no top cupboards (our counter tops are covered with things) and lastly a concrete floor covered in paint smudges and caulking and such (again it always looks dirty).
So, while 2015 was a decent year full of unexpected happenings, I can say that 2016 will be even better and possibly more challenging, while we adjust to a homeowners lifestyle!