Following up on my previous post about the woes of commuting, I’m happy to announce that I found an apartment! I reserved it on Wednesday and got the official call on Thursday to confirm that my application was approved and it was mine. I’m very excited about it and I’m counting down the days until I have an extra 2.5 hours in my life (I commute roughly 2.5-3 hours a day right now) and no longer have to put the miles on my car.
There is going to be a little bit of a wait time before I move since the lease doesn’t start until the end of July. I have another six full weeks to commute, though it may be only 5 depending on if I end up house-sitting for some friends one week in July. I have a moving crew scheduled (family and friends) and since I’ll only be moving an hour away and the trailer is loaded with my non-essentials, it should be my easiest move yet!
The apartment itself is a good price, especially considering the high cost of living in the area. It’s close to work and in a safe place (there are plenty of cops who live in the apartment complex) and I have a lot of space! I’ve started to mentally decorate the apartment I’ll be moving into since I have an idea of the layout I want. After not having a place to decorate for a while (or having the extra money to spend on decorating), it’ll be nice to do both!
Since I have a nice sized window before moving in, it gives me time to get done with odds and ends to make moving easier. I went through my things thoroughly when I was packing up to move three months ago and I anticipate doing it again once I get settled. I have more space at this place than my old one, but some things are going to go to make space for more things. My list of things to buy and do in the next 50 days is quite sizeable, but some are progress points for my goals I set for the year.
It’s nice to know my commute is coming to an end! Equally exciting is knowing I’ll be in a place with plenty to do, friends nearby and a place all to myself again. Have you moved recently?