Thursday, January 13, 2005
Love Story #9: Life changing moments...
My last consistent diary entry was written on the 18th December 1999.
"Mum and Dad are seperating and I will have no where to live - This is a really good Christmas present. I don't know what to do".
Wow, was this a big deal for me. I was so upset and disappointed. Even as an 18 year old, an adult. Life was forever changed.
My mum had been working long hours and not around at home for a long time. I knew that things weren't great but I never expected it to actually happen.
I had already been very independent for years. I cooked my own meals, washed my own clothes from the age of probably 15yo or younger. I knew I could look after myself, but at the time it felt like I was rushed into actually leaving home.
As luck would have it (and I truly believe all things happen for a reason) my best friend Bean was looking to move out of home also to attend university. Thank goodness I could take on this huge change with a friend. Even through all of the turmoil and upheaval of my parents seperating at least I had a plan for the next part of my life.