May 10, 2010

I'm going through the big "D" & don't mean Dallas...

That's right. I'm getting divorced.

Julie & I are splitting up. It's really sad...I know...but it's time for the two of us to go our separate ways. By "divorce" I mean we are moving out, by the way.

I have mixed emotions about this.

Julie and I had talked about living together since we were 8 years old. We finally got to live together for this past year-which I am so thankful for. Best friends should live together, at least once. For the past year that Julie and I have lived together, we have had completely different schedules. It's the best of both worlds. I "technically" have a roommate but then again it usually feels like I live by myself, which has its benefits as well. You see, Julie is nocturnal. Not really-she's a bartender and has been for years so her sleep schedule is the complete opposite of mine. When I wake up at 6 a.m. to go to work, she is usually just getting home from work. There have been several occasions where I am up at 6 a.m. and tell her 'good morning' and she tells me 'good night'. It's actually kind of funny!

I'm moving home, which has its ups and downs as well. I am THRILLED about saving a LOT of money. Of course, I will help mom out with bills, groceries, etc...but I will be saving so much since I won't be paying rent. [Insert choir singing 'hallelujah' here.] Another reason I am so excited about living at home is the fact that I get to hang out with Tini everyday! In case you missed the last post, she's pretty much the coolest pup ever. Living at home will also give my mom and I good bonding time. (Which I hope is a good thing!) I haven't lived at home in SIX years. Talk about drastic change! Don't get me wrong, my mom is pretty cool and doesn't care about what I do or where I go, but I am an i-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t woman. I like being by myself and going my own pace so we shall see how this big "move" impacts me. One last FABULOUS benefit to living at home is the POOL! Every afternoon and every weekend, this is where you will find me!

The main reason as to why I am sad about moving out is because this is technically my last 'bachelor' pad...if you will. It's like taking a giant leap into "the real world", even though I thought I was already there. The next big move I will have is when Beau and I get married. We will have our own place to call home, which I am SO excited about...don't get me wrong ...but it's hard to get rid of all my fun, girly decorations. I like my red and black rhinestone pimp cup, and my "Vogue" pictures, and all my hand-painted martini glasses. I thought I was going to break down when I started packing them all because it's probably the last time I will see a lot of them. I will miss living with girlfriends, and sharing closets, and complaining because someone made a complete mess in the kitchen and didn't bother cleaning it up. This is it. I have a little over one month to live it up and take it all in.

Although it will be sad for Julie and I to get divorced, luckily our parents live 2 blocks away from each other...so it's not like I'll never see her again! You see, Julie is moving home too! I'll pass her house everyday on my way home, not to mention, she'll have to pay me alimony every month which will give me a reason to see her! ;)

Until next time,

Stephanie

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