This weekend has been amazing. I now live with my best friend. Jakki has moved in! We have been friends since high school and we are both approaching 30, she is my rock and I don’t know what I’d do without her. And now I don’t have to!
I’ve lived pretty much on my own since I’ve been in this house. I moved in here when I was pregnant with Isaac. It is an old terraced with high ceilings and a million problems. But it’s cosy and comfortable and I secretly love it. Jakki has moved into my spare bedroom. It was intended to be Isaac’s nursery. His dad and I spent so much time decorating it and preparing it for him. But he didn’t come home. So it became the room that never was. A storage room with no purpose. I hated it.
When Jakki and I had the initial conversation about her moving in, I knew it was just the right thing to do. I couldn’t imagine anyone else sleeping there other than her and I knew my son wouldn’t mind. After months of decorating and hard work it has been transformed into a beautiful bedroom and I’m just so happy. It feels like I have come full circle now, it was one of the last things I was struggling to let go of and move on with and with Jakki’s help I’ve done it and I am excited for the future. It can seem strange sometimes when I think of the thing I hold on to remember my son. But I guess that’s the life of a bereaved mother. I find comfort in the littlest of things like a bit of blue paint but the paint is still there it just looks a little different now.
So I am ready to dive in to ALL of the roommate/housemate times. It’s going to be a fun year. I can’t wait to make more memories with my best friend and it’s all going to start with my birthday in a few weeks! We have big plans and want to do so much. ‘Think of the blogs’ is all I keep saying…
It’s going to feel fantastic waking up with someone in the house and having someone to talk to other than the dog on an evening. AND I have someone to watch Strictly Come Dancing with. Clear your diary for the new few months Jakki you are in for a treat. It has been on for 2 weeks now and Joe Sugg is doing amazingly well isn’t he! We have a pretty long list of all the TV programmes and films we want to watch together. I’ve saved so many things to watch on Netflix for when ‘Jakki moves in’ and it will be good to get started.
Thanks for reading.