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I’m breathing a big sigh of relief as I’ve finally unpacked and sorted everything in my new apartment.  To understand why this is such an exciting moment for me, let me take you back to the beginning.  After failed back surgery left me permanently disabled, I had to change my entire way of life and start a new chapter that I wasn’t prepared to start.  I was a homeowner and taking care of acres of land and my home was out of the question.  I was bed bound for 4 years following my failed back surgery and I knew if I was going to survive this at all, I had to focus on my health and nothing else.

So, I gave tiny living a try and moved into my first apartment.  I had a paved drive in front of me without any grass to worry about mowing.  It was a small 1 room apartment and at the time, it suited its purpose.  But it quickly became a place I hated.  The walls were paper thin and I could hear everything next door.  And I do mean everything.  All 3 of my neighbors were single females.  Nuff said.

1st apartment:

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So. after about 4 years, I decided it was time to move and leave the noise behind.  My goal was to move back to my hometown which was technically only 20 minutes away but it was where I started out and where I wanted to be.   I took the 1st empty apartment available and applied for an apartment where I currently live.  The waiting list is so long here because the turnover rarely happens. I’m really lucky that it didn’t take any longer than it did to get in & if I’m not mistaken, I lived at my 2nd apartment 2 1/2 years in total before moving here.

2nd apartment: 

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I live in a handicap 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment.  It’s perfect for my needs and although all apartments have some quirks about them, considering there are usually a dozen tenants living in them prior, unless they’re new and there hasn’t been a new apartment complex built in this town in over 20 years, I’m overlooking the quirks and will work on them a little at a time.  I’m paying the same amount of money it cost me to live in my first apartment which was a 1 room apartment.  So yes, I can live with quirks.

3rd and hopefully last apartment:

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Thank you for your visit and coming on this journey with me.  I will update as often as possible and I hope to share apartment living posts along with decor tips (and so much more).

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