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When a flatmate leaves

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Z and Buttons on the couch

My flatmate Z officially moved out today. She’s been living here for more than a year and I realise I haven’t blogged about her much at all unlike previous flatmates. Z has been one of the best flatmates I have ever had. She’s been one of the few since I started flat-sharing at 21, I can call a friend. We talked about everything. We shared almost everything. Right from politics, feminism and psychology to dysfunctional families, sex and guys. Every. Single. Thing. We also went to Birds of Tokyo and Karnivool together and was very supportive of my obsession with Ian Kenny. Oh and did I mention that when she moved in, she was only 21? Yeah, a very mature 21 year old.

I am going to miss having her around.

The cats, especially Buttons, are going to miss having her around. She was good with them too. Especially Buttons.

She treated the house like her home. She would clean the place, reorganise things, redecorate. Like it was home. And she said when she came for her final clean up today, it felt like coming home.

Z is not very touchy-feely and would hate if I said this but I’m going to miss her!

The reason she moved out was because she got into university which about an hour or more away from where I live and she also lost her job around the same time she got accepted into uni. It only made sense to look for jobs closer to uni {which she did and got straight away}. And she was looking to move before uni started.

I have known this was coming for over a month.

But it’s still hard. I do feel sad.

I’ve kept myself busy since she moved on Friday by watching DVDs on Friday night, going out on Saturday night and well, I’ve got a glass of wine and DVDs all ready for tonight.

Thanks for being a great flatmate and friend Z! And thank you for being one of the people in my life to make me more open. To the point of sometimes over-sharing! 😉

Hopefully the next flatmate is good for both of us.

Have you had a flatmate you didn’t know but you became good friends with over time?

Do share! 

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    July 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I have had a lot of very interesting flatmates but I don’t think I ever had any flatmates I have stayed friends with. It is a rare thing. Hold on to that.
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      July 27, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      I’ve only had one other I’ve remained friends with…it’s hard sometimes sharing with people you don’t know. So yeah, I totally know what you mean by it being a rare thing!

  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    July 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I have had a lot of very interesting flatmates but I don’t think I ever had any flatmates I have stayed friends with. It is a rare thing. Hold on to that.
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      July 27, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      I’ve only had one other I’ve remained friends with…it’s hard sometimes sharing with people you don’t know. So yeah, I totally know what you mean by it being a rare thing!

  • Zita
    July 27, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I’ve had the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to flatmates and at one time was sure I was meant to live alone! haha…I now live part time (long story) with my sister and whilst we’ve lived together before and it ended in tears and slamming doors, this time it is working out quite nicely. I think we are a bit older and wiser and a bit more mature this time around.
    Fingers crossed you find another good one! 🙂
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      July 28, 2014 at 8:46 am

      That’d be nice to live with your sister again. I would like that in the future if possible but different countries makes it a bit difficult!

  • Zita
    July 27, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I’ve had the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to flatmates and at one time was sure I was meant to live alone! haha…I now live part time (long story) with my sister and whilst we’ve lived together before and it ended in tears and slamming doors, this time it is working out quite nicely. I think we are a bit older and wiser and a bit more mature this time around.
    Fingers crossed you find another good one! 🙂
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      July 28, 2014 at 8:46 am

      That’d be nice to live with your sister again. I would like that in the future if possible but different countries makes it a bit difficult!

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  • stephanie@stephsjoy
    July 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

    The only flatmate I’ve ever had is living with my younger brother and then later his girlfriend moved in. It worked out ok, as we actually moved out of home into the rental together. We are still friends! Hopefully your next flatmate works out just as well Sanch!
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  • stephanie@stephsjoy
    July 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

    The only flatmate I’ve ever had is living with my younger brother and then later his girlfriend moved in. It worked out ok, as we actually moved out of home into the rental together. We are still friends! Hopefully your next flatmate works out just as well Sanch!
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  • PeeVee™
    July 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I love the picture, so cute 🙂
    It really is a blessing to find a nice roommate, you know, with the amount of creepies out there.
    Hope you find another Z! Till then, enjoy all the space you have to yourself 😛
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  • PeeVee™
    July 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I love the picture, so cute 🙂
    It really is a blessing to find a nice roommate, you know, with the amount of creepies out there.
    Hope you find another Z! Till then, enjoy all the space you have to yourself 😛
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  • NS
    July 28, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Alas! All good things come to an end!!
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  • NS
    July 28, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Alas! All good things come to an end!!
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    July 29, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Oh! Such relationships are to be cherished! Hope you get a great flatmate cum friend soon 🙂
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    July 29, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Oh! Such relationships are to be cherished! Hope you get a great flatmate cum friend soon 🙂
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