By the time I was eighteen, I had moved eight times with my immediate family.
It was also the weekend I had my first date with my now-boyfriend.
I’m a permanent resident of the European Union. My application was approved last week; I can stay forever.
Here’s what it’s cost us over the past year to buy and live in the flat we now call home.
This year, we’re not going to do anything new. Instead, we’re going to reinvest our time and effort into things we’re already doing, but not as well as we should.
It’s further away from our jobs. We won’t save much money right away. But we can start building a future.
Why was I so uncomfortable with my friend living in the space I had once called home?