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signed sealed and delivered. or not really sealed or delivered, just signed.

a few weeks ago i had to decide whether i was going to stay in this apartment or if i was going to move. from the day i got the notice, i thought, 'NO BRAINER, i'm OUTTA HERE'. but then, the day that i had to really decide came and the night before i started to panic because even though i've complained about either lack of heat or way too many bugs since i moved in here just under two years ago, i wasn't sure i was ready to leave. Not ready to leave the amazing neighborhood i live in, the ability to walk downtown, walk to the beach, walk to my 2nd job. i was worried about what else i could afford, and where the other options for apartments would have to take me. but, i decided that i was going to be up for the challenge to look for something else and hope to improve my living situation.

I did a little preliminary looking just to see what i had gotten myself into, and was somewhat worried by the prices and locations and sizes of other apartments out there. Then i took a couple of weeks off. But then i started to have trouble sleeping, and i decided i had to start looking, for real. It's hard to look for an apartment though, (just in case there are people reading who have never had to...;)) there's a small window of time between afterwork and when it's too late to see apartments for the night, and especially when it's rush hour and it takes a while to get to each destination. So, for about 2 weeks, every day after work, i went to see apartments, as many as i could fit in, which was truly exhausting. The first apartment was sooo depressing. it was tiny, it had a gross floor and less kitchen counter space than i have now (which is already almost non-existant). the building smelled like a chinese restaurant (good for take out, bad for apartment). ewe. i started to find a few cool possibilities, but either were too expensive or too far away...but then...i saw a place that really seemed to fit. of course, i worried that if i take it now, then i might miss a better apartment later on, as i still have over 6 weeks until my lease is up and a lot of places might not even be advertized yet. i thought about it over the weekend and realized i was worrying more about waiting too long to sign on this apartment than if i would miss another place. But, if anyone knows me, i don't usually make big decisions right away, and i hemmed and hawed and hemmed and hawed a little more. finally i realized that i better 'shit or get off the pot' as they say. so i decided to...well...let's just say i didn't get off the pot!! and this afternoon i signed the lease. the best part is that i got a great deal on the place...including a my own parking space:):):) it's further north than i'd like, but it's just south of Wrigley Field where the Cubs play...which is awesome, and it's still close to the water...which is also great!

so, another big choice in my life. i can't believe i'll be moving soon, and leaving this area. but...where i'm moving to is great as well, and just a few 'L' stops from down town...also, i'm in control of my own heat, and it's on the third floor, so i'm hoping for less bugs...and seeing as i just killed a centipede i saw crawling on the wall, i'm glad to be getting out of here...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You and me BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Alleluia-it's time!!

love you, and proud of you! Huge decision, well done.

Sleep well!!:)

6:59 PM  

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