Amidst these hectic days, where most of us dust off our brain and try to memorize as much of those 1000-page syllabi as possible (finals!), I have some pretty exciting and BIG news to share. As of today it’s official: we are renting our first apartment together!
We started keeping up with a couple of local real estate agencies online mid-May and successfully round up the process today by signing a contract. We’ll be moving in July 1st! Our apartment is a cosy 90m², with an open kitchen and living space, two bedrooms and a large private terrace. I’ll share a few photos once we’ve moved in or maybe even post about our moving day and settling-in. We’ve known that we have the apartment for about two weeks now, but I wanted to wait until after we sealed the deal to share the news with you guys. It was pretty hard not to spill, but if you follow me on Instagram and Pinterest you’ve probably seen a couple of hints.
Over the past two weeks K and I have finished most of the plans we have for our place. I missed being able to blog about that process, but I will definitely #latergram it! Almost everything has been decided on: the color scheme, the organization and even most of the furniture. It was remarkable how well we agreed on everything and how fast we got most things together. However, there’s still a lot of decor shopping to be done and guess who’s in charge!? You can expect the focus of the blog to shift a little towards interior shopping and decoration in the next couple of months. It’s going to be my life now, haha. I take my job very seriously.I’m excited, happy, scared and nervous all at the same time. They say that flying out of the parental nest is one of the biggest steps one takes in life and according to my textbooks ‘living on your own’ is one of the biggest indicators of adulthood. I’m not sure yet how I feel about growing up and being on my/our own. Most times it feels like my life is just gently flowing forward and it doesn’t feel pressured or too soon at all, yet sometimes I am overcome by insecurities. I also must admit that I am overwhelmed by the list of things we still ‘need’ to buy and that it’s hard to keep the oversight. But I am also damn excited to start this new chapter in my life, together with my boyfriend who I am dating for 6 years in a couple of days.
So much happy things, but my finals are also coming up so I should get back to studying. I just really wanted to share this news with you and I hope you are looking forward to seeing how our apartment comes together just as much as I do. Enjoy your evenings and see you in Monday!
PS: I’m looking for reliable Belgian web shops that stock interior items, from furniture to decor. I’ve been hunting on Instagram, but f you have any favorites: please do share!