Monday, 17 August 2015

The Last Year...

I wanted to write this post as I realised last week it's been almost a year since we moved back to Sheffield. I can't remember the exact date so we might have already passed it but either way a lot has happened this last year, most of it unexpected so I wanted to look back and reflect. 

Unfortunately last September we made the decision to leave uni in Leicester and move back to Sheffield to stay with family until we found a place of our own. It was never going to be fun doing that and definitely not ideal or at all how we had pictured things to go when we first moved to Leicester. But uni is expensive and hard work and I just wasn't cut out for it and between us we just couldn't afford it anymore. I think i'll always feel bad about it because essentially if I hadn't quit my course, we'd have never been in that position where we needed to leave but that was just the situation we were in. As we weren't talking to my family, the only option we had was to move in with Georges family, I don't know who'll read this so I won't go into detail but it was only Georges brothers that kept us sane, seriously I wish I could say everything I wanted to say but it's probably best I don't. Though this last year has had highs, we've also had a lot of lows and there are only a few family members we talk to on both sides now, some people aren't worth the effort or drama anymore. 

Though we loved living with George's brothers and we really miss them now we don't, we try to have them over to ours once a month or so, in fact they're coming round in a few weeks so i'm looking forward to that. When we first moved back we were lucky in that George found a job straight away, not the best one and not one he wanted to stay in forever but it meant we could get our own place and also go on a weekend away. 

I had been wanting to go the Christmas Market in Manchester for ages and last November we finally went, this turned out to be the best weekend of my life as we ended up getting engaged there, I will seriously never forget it. We're going back this November, I actually feel like crying when I think that it's almost a year already, how has it gone so fast! In this last year we've come up with a few ideas for a wedding, we had a big plan to go to New York next year and just do it while we're there and that is still a strong possibly but we just want to be married so much that I think one day we'll probably just go and do it and then go on a big holiday, stag do's, hen parties etc. will probably be a few weeks after! 

After we went to Manchester, we found a two bed flat and moved in just before christmas. To say it's been a year, we still have a lot of stuff we want to do to the flat, the bedroom still isn't exactly how I want it and neither is my dream office in the spare room, but it takes time and costs money but hopefully before this christmas it will all be done. I can't wait to see it all when it's finished and finally how we want it to be. I'm not sure what the next year holds for us but hopefully it will be even better than this one, I finally got a job this year, a work update is coming soon, so there are so many more possibilities, I can't wait to go on a holiday next year and I have a feeling we could be Mr and Mrs this time next year, who knows.
This picture is so blurry but I really wanted to include it as it was taken the first night we met! So cheesy but I was in love straight away, over 4 years on, we live together and we're getting married!

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