Life Update: I GOT MY OWN PLACE!

The long awaited life update/super freaking exciting news is finally here! I’m ready to share! I think the title of this post kind of says it all, but I’m not moving. My roommate is moving in with her boyfriend and I’m fully taking over our lease. I HAVE A TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT TO MYSELF, Y’ALL! I wish you could understand how excited I am for this new chapter in my life. I think I’ve been ready for this for a while so I’m welcoming it with extremely open arms. I can now decorate an entire apartment to my own taste and have my own “cloffice” (closet/office)! I’m calling it this for now but I might also use it as a craft room and content-creating room. I mean, the possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to start.

So as of January 1st, I’m going to be here alone and putting most of my energy into making this place look like new. I want to clean the apartment from top to bottom. I want to give all the walls a fresh coat of paint. I need new furniture because everything has been accumulated from previous roommates and give off that college vibe that I’ve completely outgrown. I’m a big girl now! I don’t want a futon, I want a COUCH lol. I’ve spent most of the past few days scrolling through Facebook Marketplace trying to find affordable replacements that fit my new aesthetic. I want to tell you the “vibe” that I have in mind but I can’t really pinpoint what I’m going for. I’m attracted to mid-century modern. I also love colourful and funky pieces. It’s going to be a mix of things that I love (and I hope they all go together). The amount of photos I have pinned on Pinterest and saved on Instagram is too embarrassing to even mention. Do you wanna see them lol? I guess showing inspiration photos might be a lot easier than me trying to describe it all to you. Let me know in the comment section if you’d like a more in-depth view of my “vision” ha-ha. It sounds ridiculous but I’ve had a bit of a passion for interior decor for a while. My mom is obsessed and I grew up with her looking at Style At Home and House&Home magazines, and I can’t forget the IKEA catalogue. She also loved watching HGTV. I think my creative side just loves any form of blank canvas. I love any opportunity to express myself, and I’ve never decorated an entire apartment before!

There have been a few ideas stewing in my brain in terms of turning this new adventure into content, but I really want to hear from you. Would you like to see how I transform my apartment? I’m also considering the type of challenge this could be in itself. What if I can’t make my vision come true? What if it takes a million years to get things the way I want them to be? Will I be too focused to even remember to take photos/content? Would you even be interested in all that? Should I do before and after photos? Home hauls? Do you want to see the process/how I do it? Is this more of a YouTube thing? Would you like to know where I find my furniture or decor pieces? There are so many questions! On top of it all, am I even going to have the time? I also have to continue working my full-time job in order to afford anything lol. There’s so much to consider but I’m excited nonetheless. I know that next year I will definitely try to share some of my interior decor content, and give you updates on the apartment (like how it’s looking so far, etc). I’m not going to put any pressure on myself but when there’s something I absolutely have to share, I’ll be sure to share it with you first.

I think that aside from officially telling you that I have my own place and talking a bit about my decor plans, there’s not really a whole lot more to share at the moment. I snapped a quick picture of some pieces that I’ve recently bought for my *new* place. I did a bit of shopping at Urban Outfitters (I’m obsessed with their UO Home section). I honestly don’t think I can say it enough so I’m saying it again: I’m really looking forward to this new journey! This is really important to me because I’ve always been kind of a homebody. I love my alone time. I’m kind of a neat freak. I think my surroundings tend to really affect my mood as well. I can’t function when things are messy or out of place. I have this weird routine on my days off where I can’t do any sort of relaxing until I’ve given the apartment a proper clean. Basically what I’m trying to say is that I really want my home to be my happy place, and I think this is my opportunity to really create that. It’s going to take a lot of work but I know it’s going to be worth it.

I hope you’re all as excited as I am to see this 2-bedroom apartment become all mine! I’m starting the beginning of 2022 doing that deep clean and then I guess I’ll go from there. Wish me luck! And Happy New Year! I’ll have the “Books I Read In 2021” and “2022 New Year’s Resolutions” posts coming very soon! I also want to get back into sharing monthly favourites. I may sound a bit ambitious but I think I’m going to focus more on blogging next year. I’m taking a break from New Skip A Bead. Blogging, crocheting, reading, instagramming, and apartment decorating are main focuses. We’re focusing on doing what makes me happy in 2022. I think that’s a great start, no?

I hope you’re all safe and well!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

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