Okay, so it honestly isn't that big of a surprise to friends but maybe to some family members. But I thought this would be a nice way to inform the people.
Yes, I'm moving. No, it isn't very far. It's actually in the same city just closer to school and work. I am really excited because I have never moved to my own place (even though I am sharing with 4 other people), and I am feeling like a little adult. Of course, it is only for a year and if I decide I like it here, and can continue to afford it, I will probably spend my last year here as well.
This wasn't some spontaneous decision either. I did a lot of research of different places because I wanted something for a student budget but also one that was safe and took dogs. Not a lot of requirements but the fair few that mattered. And I was so thankful to have found Aspen Heights, which is student housing but so much better. The homes are actual houses, two stories, ranging from a 2 bedroom home to a 5 bedroom home. Plus they accept dogs, have a dog park for said dogs and is all around awesome!
At first, I had my hesitations because I had my very strong views about not staying at any kind of student housing because it just wasn't me, but after touring the facilities twice, once by myself and the other with my mom, my resolve melted away. I had fallen in love with the place and didn't waste time when it came to signing my lease.
Aspen Heights is probably the perfect place for a student to move to because for me, it is almost down the street from my school but because it's young adult housing and they care for their tenants. I've read so many reviews about how they work their hardest to make sure everyone who lives there is happy.
Now during the last week of August, I pack up everything I have bought and everything I am taking, and move out of my mom's house which to be honest is starting to freak me out a little, but I am so excited because I am becoming me and doing this for me and not for anyone else. I honestly don't think it has quite hit me that I will no longer be able to call on my mom for the little things anymore, and I am just waiting for it to happen.
Counting down the days has become a wonderful reminder from my mom, even if it's in little comments like "21 days until you leave the nest," or "18 days until I don't have to watch Cookie anymore." (Hate to break it to you mom, but you're still gonna have to watch her!)
I do plan on keeping everyone updated with design ideas and decorations as the days come closer so be aware of that but I am also excited to welcome a couple more people into my small group of friends.
So stay tuned for all that and more lovelies!
Until next time,
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing..."