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Apartment Search

I am getting so stressed out about finding a place to live. I know the area that I have my heart set on, but they’re all full! There’s one building that had a one bedroom available but it’s more than I had planned on spending. I have been calling this one building in particular every week for the last three or four weeks but they never have anything for me. It makes me very anxious as I need to be out of my current apartment by the end of April.

Moving is an exciting thing for me, but the process or actually finding a place to live SUCKS. I just wish that the next time I call, someone will have good news for me. I have my trust in god that he’s going to make everything work out in the end. But I am being very impatient right now. I don’t want May 1st to come along and have no where to go!

Do any of your have any tips on how to find an apartment? Or when the best time to call around looking is? A few places said that their current tenants have until April 1st to let them know if they’re leaving in May, so should I call that day or wait until April 2nd? I just wish I KNEW that everything was going to work out for me.

On My Own

At the end of April I will be moving again. For a long time I’ve dreamed of living on my own and I think I am finally ready to make the dream come true. I spent 21 years living with my parents, 3 years living with roommates, and 3 years living with a boyfriend. Now it’s time to make my own rules.

I’m really looking forward to having a place that is clean. It will be nice to know that I’m not cleaning the place for no reason and that it’s going to look the same when I come home at the end of the day as it did when I left. I want a bath tub that I can actually have a bath in instead of being disgusted to even step into. I want a kitchen sink that is empty to make washing dishes easier. Or even better, a dish washer that will save me a lot of time and stress. I look forward to being able to decorate the place however I want and not worry about what anyone else will think. I want to listen to music whenever I feel like without worrying I will wake someone up. I want to be able to exercise without worrying that someone will see me.

Oh, and the storage! I can’t wait to have all the kitchen cupboards to myself. I am really looking forward to having a spot for everything instead of cramming them into two or three cupboards. I really like to have everything organized and for everything to have a home.

And the fridge! I’ve never had a fridge all to myself before. I am going to be so excited to see everything that I have with one glance instead of having to pull out two other items to get to the one I want. It’s going to look so empty, but I will be able to make more pre-made meals because I will actually have room for it in my freezer. I plan on buying a new slow cooker (I lost the last one in the break up) so I can make meals to last through the week. I’m really excited about that.

I know that living on my own will also have downsides. I will no longer have someone to split rent with. I will have to pay my own power and internet bills. I won’t have someone there to help me when I can’t do something (like opening tough cans!). But I am confident that I can take care of myself. I was always the handyman in the relationship with roommates anyway. I’m excited to be excited about something again. It’s hard to make me excited. I think it’s because every time I get excited I am usually let down. But I have been excited about life again over the last six months and I really hope it continues throughout 2013.