I always thought my first own place will be very spacious and glamorous , the kind of an apartment you see in movies - with windows from the floor to the ceiling, wooden floors, fancy vintage couches, rustic wallpaper in the bedroom and all white furniture. When I first started searching for my own place I wasn't going to settle for anything less! After two weeks it hit me that I live in Cork and sadly there's no flats like that in Cork, unless you look very very hard and have seriously lots of money to spare.
I had to settle for a cute but small apartment in the city centre. It's super girly and cozy and although I hate the off white wall paint and carpet ( could go on forever on how much i hate carpets ! rugs yes, carpets no no no no ) I've got the most handy kitchen ever, and since kitchen is my kingdom it makes up for all the other aesthetic inconveniences. One of my friends called it a 'woman cave' ! Quite an accurate nickname if you ask me.
I thought having your own place is going to be the best thing ever. You can throw parties whenever you want or have all the personal space that you need. And you know, it's like all yours. The ugly truth is that it's actually an awful lot of work to try to keep it tidy, in my case the smaller the space the bigger the mess. I sometimes feel like I'm tidying and re arranging all the time yet everything is still all over the place ! I moved in about 6 months ago and still got 3 boxes in the hall that I'm yet to unpack. All this time and I still haven't quite figured out how to work my heating, change a bulb or fix the sink when it's leaking. If you're thinking of getting your own place think again ! If you can stick to just admiring pretty interiors on pinterest, it's all much more glamorous on the internet, and bookmark this post for whenever you're craving some interior inspiration x
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