Leaving home can often be a daunting rite of passage for young people.
But, for Lucy Lintott, the move has been all the more challenging after she decided to do it, despite being more than four years into her battle with a degenerative disease.
Miss Lintott has lived with her mum and dad in Garmouth since being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in November, 2013.
During a meeting with her psychologist in January, the 23-year-old was asked about her “hopes and dreams for the future”.
She told the doctor that if a cure for her condition was “found tomorrow”, the first thing on her to-do list would be to move out and gain some independence.
Miss Lintott said: “That got me thinking, I have never let MND stop me from doing things I really wanted and why would I let it stop me now?”
About a week later, the redoubtable Moray woman arranged a meeting with her social worker and the process of finding her own place began.
In a video posted on her Youtube page, Miss Lintott took her plethora of followers on a virtual tour of her new pad.
She referred to the landmark decision as “the start of the next chapter of my life”.
Miss Lintott added: “This will give me a lot more flexibility and independence.
“Living on my own means that I will get time completely to myself in between visits from carers.”
One third of people with MND die within a year of their diagnosis, and Miss Lintott was given only three years to live when doctors told her she had the condition.
But she has managed to defy that prognosis – and still enjoys regular trips to the gym in Elgin.
The dedicated fundraiser has amassed almost £180,000 towards finding a cure for MND through various charity drives.
And last year, her upbeat attitude in the face of illness touched people across the UK when she was the star of her own documentary on the BBC.
Money can be donated towards her campaign at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lucy-lintott1