Day 5

Before I update on the days events, I need to give a quick backstory on the house I’m living in.

My parents bought the house in the late 70s. It’s a small three bedroom house, with one bathroom and a medium sized back yard and front yard with no gardens. I inherited the house three years ago, when my dad passed away, after a short battle with cancer. My mum passed away a few months after my 21st birthday.

I’ve found it hard to pack up all of my parents stuff. This is all I have left of my family and I’m very attached to things. A lot of the things I feel attached to don’t have any real value and I still can’t box them up.

In some ways, I don’t want to change things but on the other hand I know I need to move forward and finally make this place my own. I plan on living here or at least, keeping this house forever.

I’ve had my own stuff sitting in boxes for well over a year because there really isn’t any room to put it. So today, I actually got some stuff organised and cleaned out. It feels 100 times less cluttered in here already.

Through the coming week I’ll pack up some more stuff to send to the local thrift store, continue the spring cleaning and unpack a little more. I’ll also start working on a mood board for renovations. I’ve had lots of great ideas for many years, just need to turn them into something I can see.

It’s been a good day. I bet I’ll have another one of those tomorrow. It’s time to focus on things that really matter.


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Tilly Collins

I'm on a life changing journey to 40. There will be ups, there will be downs. I'm like a roller coaster but with more agoraphobia.

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