Roosted is about how to settle into a well-designed life.

It’s a space to explore what this looks like, through the lens of me, Ellen, as I buy my first home and ask life’s important questions – both practical and profound – along the way.

Hi. I’m Ellen, a 20-something living in East London and going through the somewhat scary process of buying my first flat on my own. There’s a lot I am about to learn, so I’ve created a space online to share my experiences buying and doing up a home in London on a budget. Thrown in along the way you’ll learn more about me and some of the things I care about.

In short, I’m a self-confessed personal development nerd. I’m passionate about making the most out life and creating meaningful experiences and relationships along the way.

This blog is about settling into adulthood and writing about the lessons it teaches.

Sometimes deep, often silly, and generally fairly practical… I want to share topics I see as foundational to designing a life worth settling into.

My Roost

If I hadn’t mentioned 10 million times already, I’m a recent homeowner. I share regular updates on Roosted’s Instagram if you’re interested, but I’ll write about some of it here too.


The work we do, whether for love or money, provides huge meaning and purpose. I like talking about careers, passion projects and writing… thankful that these are the topics I make my own living from.


Romantic, platonic or otherwise, we are the average of the 5 people we spent the most time with, and designing our inner circles carefully deserves more attention.

Living Well

Managing your time, money and habits around health and wellness well are important. I’m learning how to do this well and aim to share top tips I might have picked up in my 27 years on this planet.

Let me know which areas of your own lives you are designing with intention!
Lots of love,

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