The decision was taken last night, the boy and I are moving in together.
To keep this sane and to avoid totally freaking out (which is my first reaction if I really think about this) I do two things: 1) trying to approach the move as having a new flatmate whom I coincidentally happen to adore and have sex with; 2) spending hours on Pinterest looking for a blue nightstand (check all my Pinterest boards here)*.
Moving in together is scary to me, mostly because I’ve never done it before. I’ve spent a fair amount of time living with other people, boys and girls, but never with a partner. And I really don’t know what to expect, hence my somewhat “reserved excitement” for the whole thing.
Many things can go wrong in flat sharing. Imagine if the person at fault is your better half…..Do I sound too pessimistic about this???? Could be, but I’ve always been this rational/realistic/cynical (depending on your view point) person keeping everyone’s feet on earth while they are trying to fly.
I’m actually super happy this is happening 🙂 I believe it’s a big step in every relationship deciding to really allow someone into your everyday life. I know a lot of people don’t see it like that. For some, it’s practical reasons (Hey, I found this great 1-bedroom apartment at …(enter super hip area) and it’s soooooo cheap if we share!!), for some it’s pure romanticism (Omg, I love you so much, I don’t want to spend another minute apart), for some it’s just..meh (OK, why not). For Greeks though, it’s still a big deal. And for a Greek girl like me, an even bigger one.
I like my boy very much. I think we’re gonna have some serious fun. I’m super excited about having someone so close to me share my anxieties and fears about real estate. I believe it’s going to be an amazingly rich experience, I’m going to learn so much about me and life in general and I’m going to be a better person because of it. The relationship is going to be better because of it.
I also have to devise time and hide-outs to wax weird parts of my body. Or watch re-runs of Gilmore Girls. But that’s a small price to pay 🙂
*I have a beige bed and this is pretty much all I know about the colour palette of our future bedroom. Ah yes, I also have a soft pink bedside lamp. Which means Pinterest comes in very handy when trying to get an idea about how I can combine colours and materials. Pinterest is seriously my favourite social medium EVAH. Here are a few of my picks (click on the pictures to see all sources):