I know one of our volunteers is about to move into her first apartment of her very own, so I thought it might be a good time to get a thread up about the pride, the glory, the pain and the pain in the butt, the fear and the excitement of moving out of your house or a dorm and into your own place.
Anyone in the midst of that? Done it already? Planning to do so soon? Trials, tribulations or big belly cheers to share about it?
-------------------- Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen About Me • Get our book! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead Posts: 63428 | From: An island near Seattle | Registered: May 2000
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I moved into my very first very own apartment about four and a half years ago. It was a one-room apartment with a tiny kitchenette, a wonderful balcony, and ant colony behind the fridge, upstairs neighbors that had very noisy sex every weekend and a janitor who was never actually around to help out in a janitorial capacity, and I loved every minute of living there.
I was only there for a year, then I decided to change my major, which meant switching Universities, and I ended up in a dorm room at the new Uni. While the dorm room was obviously a whole lot more convenient (walking distance to University, and thus also to the cafeteria, tons of students in similar circumstances all around me, the relative sheltered-ness of University-owned housing, etc), I really loved my apartment for the independence I had there, and the opportunity to find out that I really can take care of myself and run my own life.
After three years of dorm life, I finally moved into an apartment again earlier this year, and while this also means a whole lot more work again, I'm really glad to have a place of my own and to have my independence back.
-------------------- -joey Scarleteen Volunteer
"The question is not who will let me, but who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand Posts: 8424 | From: Cologne, Germany | Registered: Sep 2005
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