One thing that stinks about living in an apartment is that you can’t do that much to it. You can’t change anything that is already there, all you can do is add stuff. You can’t change the paint or the counter tops. You can’t change the carpet. It is very limiting when you’re flowing with creative ideas like me.
You know how some women get “baby fever”? Where they just want to have a baby and can’t stop thinking about it? I think I have that with houses. I have house fever.
I can’t wait until Matthew and I have our very own place and the freedom that comes with it. But for now, I’m just trying to stay patient and be content with my current living situation.
Matt and I didn’t start apartment hunting until June 2017, 2 months before the wedding. We both lived with our parents at that point. We made some calls and visits and most places either had no available space until after the wedding or were too expensive.
My mom recommended we visit this one place that was equal distance away from my school and Matt’s work. We visited that place and they had a room that would become available in July! The rent was lower than any other place we considered and it was a decent place with very sweet owners. We decided that that was where we wanted to live.
We have been in our apartment for three months now. It is a nice little space. One bedroom, one bath, a kitchen and a living room. The living room was surprisingly big enough to fit my mom’s very large sectional that she gave us.
Our neighbors are nice. They don’t talk to us that much but they are not obnoxious which we are thankful for. There is one neighbor who lives in the building next to ours who is kind of annoying. She has two cats that she lets outside. Whenever she wants to bring them back in she yells, very loudly, “TINA! NOW!” (I can’t understand what she says when she calls for the other cat). But honestly that really isn’t too bad. We are so blessed to have this little home.
We are saving up for a down payment on a house which is why we were looking for cheaper apartments. We are currently on track to have enough money next year for one but I am trying my best not to get my hopes up. I know that whatever happens, it is all God’s plan and that I just need to be patient and stay content.
The apartment is fairly small so there isn’t much room for a lot of decor but we did our best with what little space we had. I don’t have many pictures with me right now but here are a few that I have taken (these are pictures from the first month of living here. a lot has changed since then. we have a lot more stuff) :
Like I said, we love our little home. It is sweet and cozy and we are blessed to have it. But I cannot wait to have my own place! 🙂