• {GBU} The Happening ~ Week ONE

    The happening is a new series which first appeared on A July Dreamer.


    So much has happened in the last (almost) 3 months and I just wanted to find a way to document everything happening in my life on a weekly basis. I sometimes feel so overwhelmed that even though I consider myself organised I have been out of sorts. So today is the day I make a change and write an impromptu post about this week, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    The Good

    Last week I started looking at apartments after making a decision to leave the current residence I am staying at. I have been living in shared accommodation since I left my parents house over 5 years ago and now I am ready to be an adult and get my own apartment.

    This week I put an offer on a place and they accepted me so now just signing the contracts since all the background checking has been done. I am so excited and so scared at the same time, I will talk about this in another post once I get chance to write it.

    As a (newly naturalised) British citizen, I applied for my first adult passport last month and it had been taking for ever. Today I got a text saying they are processing the application so fingers crossed I get it soon.

    The Bad

    Though I am excited the passport people are now processing my passport I have less than 6 weeks before my scheduled trip to Korea. I can not ask them to speed things up because it’s my first British Adult Passport so I have to be patient.

    Though I am very much excited about moving into my place it suddenly dawned on me I will be alone (with occasional visits from Boo) and I have to buy everything for the apartment. To make matters worse I am getting the keys almost at the end of May on Wednesday and that Friday I have to travel up north for my Brother’s wedding so I literally have 2 days to move, buy the items and still go to my 9-5 job as well as make the house ready for the days after my brothers wedding.

    The Ugly

    I do not think there was anything ugly in the last couple of days/weeks except for when the background checking people contacted my landlord to ask about me when I hadn’t even had chance to tell the landlord I was leaving. Though my landlord is not upset it just created a lot of unnecessary uncomfortableness

    So that is all for now, I am even tired just thinking about it. I know to some it’s nothing but for me sometimes it’s too much hence the blogging about it. Now it’s out of my head creating room for more.

    What has been the Good, the Bad and the Ugly for you this week?


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    1. Alyssa C
      March 31, 2015 / 9:54 pm

      We moved into our first place almost 4 years ago, we just moved again into a bigger place. It was scary but pretty amazing to have our own space!

    2. Kelly Hutchinson
      March 31, 2015 / 6:33 pm

      Living on your own for the first time can be scary, but also very liberating! Great strides are being made towards adulthood!

    3. March 31, 2015 / 4:42 pm

      Sounds busy! I know how hectic everything can be before you go on a big trip like that. Hang in there!

    4. Debi
      March 31, 2015 / 4:30 am

      It sounds like a lot of things are going on. How exciting to have your first place and I bet that trip will be amazing.

    5. Racquel Schroder-Bregg
      March 30, 2015 / 4:33 am

      The good, bad and ugly has all been one and the same – so busy doing the baking that other things have slipped, but many exciting things on the horizon! Life just keeps throwing things at you!

      • March 30, 2015 / 8:04 pm

        Life does that indeed

    6. CourtneyLynne Storms
      March 29, 2015 / 2:08 am

      Omg yay!!! New places are always so fun!!! Nothing better than the vibe of something new ๐Ÿ˜‰

    7. songbirdsandbuttons
      March 28, 2015 / 11:55 pm

      Wow, looks like you have a lot of new adventures ahead of you! How exciting! You’re going to do great!

      • March 30, 2015 / 8:01 pm

        Thanks, they are adventures indeed

    8. March 28, 2015 / 9:30 pm

      Congrats on your new place! You certainly have a lot of things to tend to in the coming weeks/months, but they all sound exciting!

    9. March 28, 2015 / 7:15 pm

      I met a friend, been talking to them a lot, it’s nice. That’s the good. The bad, the laziness and no motivation lol. The ugly.. my ex husband? haha

      • March 30, 2015 / 8:01 pm

        Its always nice when we make new friends who we can talk to freely.

    10. Cherri Littleton Megasko
      March 28, 2015 / 5:31 am

      How exciting … your first place on your own! I still remember mine and that was 39 years ago! Try not to stress over it and remember … you’re making memories!

      • March 28, 2015 / 6:39 am

        Thank you Cherri, I appreciate that.

    11. March 27, 2015 / 8:27 pm

      The good is that I only have one week of school runs left, the bad is that I still have one week of school runs left, and the ugly is that I still have a week of school runs to get through ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • March 28, 2015 / 6:38 am

        hahahaha, or bless you Sarah. Just one more week lol

    12. Kori
      March 27, 2015 / 4:42 pm

      Our ugly happened last night and I’d just as soon like to forget it now. But, I can’t expect for every week to be perfect.

      • March 27, 2015 / 6:05 pm

        Sorry to hear that hope will be better next week.

    13. March 27, 2015 / 4:00 pm

      Congrats on such a big step! I think six weeks will go by faster than you think it will. I wish my week was like yours and didn’t have any ugly, mine has been full of it.

      • March 27, 2015 / 4:01 pm

        Thank you and sorry you week has had some uglies, hope all can be sorted.

    14. Elizabeth O.
      March 27, 2015 / 3:55 pm

      So much has happened this past week! But I never forget
      to be thankfulโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚

      • March 27, 2015 / 4:00 pm

        Always important to be thankful for everything we have and don’t have.

    15. March 27, 2015 / 5:31 am

      I’m glad to hear that there hasn’t been any ugly in your week. I’m hoping everything is going smoothly for you now. I haven’t had much time to slow down and think about how my week has gone thus far. I’m just taking it moment by moment.

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:43 am

        Thank you Crystal. Taking it moment by moment is the best way to go about it.

    16. chubskulit
      March 27, 2015 / 2:34 am

      First, congratulations for this big step and good luck to you! Here’s hoping that you get your passport on time. I think you can do it!

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:43 am

        Thank you so much, I am very happy and hope I get passport soon

    17. Ann Bacciaglia
      March 27, 2015 / 2:32 am

      This has been a great week for me. My daughter arrived home from her spring break trip safe and sound so i am happy.

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:42 am

        awww so glad to hear that, you must be over the moon

    18. Liz Leiro (CaliforniaPretty)
      March 27, 2015 / 1:52 am

      Moving is so stressful, but getting your own apartment has to be so exciting! I can’t wait to get to that step in my life. Remember you don’t have to do it all at once! You probably have a lot of the essentials already. Enjoy yourself at the wedding and worry about furnishing your place later so it is fun and not stressful. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:42 am

        I think I keep forgetting that I don’t have to do it all at once. Thanks I can not wait for my brother’s wedding.

    19. michele d
      March 27, 2015 / 12:55 am

      Your week doesn’t sound that bad. Actually going to Korea sounds awesome. I bet your passport will come early.

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:41 am

        Thanks Michelle, I am patiently waiting for that news and no my week has not been too bad.

    20. Nina Say
      March 27, 2015 / 12:49 am

      Congratulations on the apartment! That is always so exciting.

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:41 am

        Thank you Nina, very excited

    21. March 27, 2015 / 12:21 am

      How exciting about your new apartment. I hope you enjoy it and get settled in soon so we can visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:41 am

        I was thinking the same, need to decorate as soon as so you and AJ can come visit me at home lol

    22. WEMAKE7
      March 27, 2015 / 12:14 am

      How exciting on getting your own apartment, that is so awesome! Congrats!

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:40 am

        Thank you so much, its a big step for me

    23. Diana Villa
      March 27, 2015 / 12:06 am

      I hope you get your Passport very soon. Thanks for the great post ๐Ÿ˜€

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:40 am

        Thanks Diana, I hope so too

    24. March 26, 2015 / 11:04 pm

      I think the awesomeness of having a new place will begin to overshadow the bad. I hope the wedding is awesome!

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:40 am

        Thanks hun I am hoping for the same, since my sister in law is planning it it will be awesome lol

    25. Holyjeans Chic
      March 26, 2015 / 7:36 pm

      You have a lot going on lol. Congratulations on the new place, sounds super exciting even if it is a little scary. Just think to yourself, the crazy part will be over soon, and then you can be comfortable in your new pad….with Boo lol.

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:39 am

        Thanks hun, I can not wait. I am very excited

    26. March 26, 2015 / 7:02 pm

      Congratulations all the way around. You will enjoy your new apartment and being able to decorate it the way you want to. The good, bad and ugly hasn’t showed itself here this week. I’m just happy to wake up every day lol.

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:39 am

        Thank you so much, I can not wait to start decorating and glad all is well on your side

    27. Stacie
      March 26, 2015 / 6:42 pm

      This week has been pretty much in the good zone. Work is going smoothly, and no one has been sick in four solid days. =D

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:38 am

        I am glad to hear that and hope it stays like that next week too

    28. Robin Rue
      March 26, 2015 / 6:37 pm

      Here in the US, you can get your passport expedited. It’s a bummer that you have to wait. I hope it comes in in time ๐Ÿ™‚

      • March 27, 2015 / 10:38 am

        Thanks, I wish I could have it expedited but all is good I will just have to be patient

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