We moved out when I was 18, got married at 19, had a baby at 20, bought a house at 21, had baby 2 at 21, had baby 3 at 23, quit my job at 24 and had baby 4 at 24.
It was such a hard transition at first, as I was always independent and refused to ever financially rely on anyone, especially my partner. It was hard watching mum and dad struggle raising four kids on one income, and I didn't want that for us. Hubby on the other hand, wanted me to stay home once we had our first bub, but he was happy with what ever I decided.
In order for us to afford for me to stay home, we had to completely change the way we lived. We always bought new and always bought quality when it came to the big things like furniture. Bigger was better(so we thought) and we thought we could do it all. The house, the cars, the kids, the jobs. We were always doing something to the house, we never stopped. When I look back now, we wasted so much money. So much time. So many important moments with our children.
How things have changed.
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