A Move

I’ve been in this place for almost 10 years. When I first moved in, I recall it being not exactly honest with my family, which means they ended up helping me pay for something that I probably shouldn’t have done in the first place.

That was almost 10 years ago. Since then, I’ve had different people stay with me, and I’ve done what I thought was right at the moment, but that too, I realize I never should have done in the first place.

So, yesterday, I stopped at the front office to ask them about something that they sent notices out on. I started to talk to the manager about doing some new things in here, and he said … why not just move into a upgraded apartment.

The up grade apartments have updated appliances. And new cupboards. The stuff I have in here, I’m not kidding when I say that my stove is from 1974, as is the fridge. Okay, fine, maybe it was 1978, but my point is, they’re almost as old as I am.

I hate my kitchen, because I’ve never been able to get a grasp on it. I’m hoping that when I get to the new place, I won’t hate it as much. I don’t know why I dislike it so much, it’s not that big. But … I just never have been a fan. Therefore, I spend as little time there as possible.

I have been wanting to change, like by actually making meals instead of whatever eating habits I have this week. I’ve never been able to maintain a schedule. I have no real good reason, other than the hatred I have for my kitchen.

Also, I hate the carpet. I don’t ever sit out there anymore, meaning my dining room area or the living room. It feels dark and dirty. I wish I could understand why I feel that way about it, but I’m thinking it could be that I just want to see it that way so it gives me an excuse to get out.

10 years in one place … especially an apartment, isn’t all that great. I mean, yeah, I’ve had the stability of being in one place, but … I’ve also collected a lot of stuff. Luckily for me, I’ve been trying to get organized for awhile now, and I’ve been weeding stuff out for the last few years. But now, I’m coming up to the great Weeding of 2019.

Here’s my chance to leave even more behind.

I’ve already asked for the paper boxes at work. Where I’m moving to is actually in walking distance, and I don’t have to hire movers. Instead, I’ve got awesome friends that are going to help me walk everything over. Even the big stuff! I told them whatever I save in movers, I’ll share by paying a few bucks and getting pizza. Turns out the brother of my downstairs neighbor, loves moving. So, that just worked out for me!

I’ve already started to think about what’s going. I’ve already requested three days off from work, so I can do this move correctly. I’ve never done that… the last two moves were pretty spontaneous. This one though, I’ve decided, will be the last move before I go back to Wisconsin.

I’m thinking that this move, will also help with me lack of energy to walk to work. I’m thinking that I might even get to walking to work every days. When I walk out of my apartment, now it will be almost a straight shot to work. Now it’s a straight shot to my car.

I don’t know, but I feel really positive about all of it. For something that I wasn’t planning on doing yesterday when I woke up, this is going to be probably the best thing I’ve had for myself in a really long time. The thought of leaving the past behind me in this apartment, to start over new with just me and Max, no previous history … I am very excited about that part of this move.

NEW. In the words of Barney Stinson, new is always better. 🙂

I had been planning a trip back home, but I think that’s postponed now. I’ll still go back, just not sure when this year. This is going to be my priority.

Anyway, that’s what I have going on right now. I’m more excited about this than I have been in a super long time. I’ve been wanting something like this for awhile, and when I was talking to the office, they knew that too. I’ve been talking to them about a change for almost 2 years. I wanted to spruce my place up…. and they need to spruce this place up. So, it worked out in the big picture.

Yay. I couldn’t be more thrilled.

On that note, I’m going to find a new drawer or something to clean out. Have a great day, and thanks for spending some time with me today. Happy Tuesday..

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