What was your first apartment experience like?
To me it almost feels like a recent event. Even though I'm still in the same unit since I moved away from the parents. Just over 2&1/2 yeas ago, I felt excited when I got the call I've been approved. After everything was finalized, and I got the keys to was almost unbelievable. After doing the walk around in what was then an empty 1 Bedroom unit, I excitedly got in my car. It still had a fresh paint smell, and the carpet was new. There were several car trip getting my things like a huge music and move collection, TV's, clothing, and such. At the time, I had very little furniture. The first night was almost fightening, because I was used to being in a house. I slept on a cot, and was not used to typical apartment building noises. Infact the follwing 6 months I had to sleep on a rollaway (borrowed from the folks). I didn't have a proper bed yet. The day bed was like my couch for the first year. When I first moved in it was like I had all the elbow room in the world. Little by little another piece of furniture there, or mutlimedia rack here creeped in. Now It's like I hardly got any floor space left.
Later next month, I'm moving into a nice spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath. As before I'll be lving in the place on my own. Besides more living space, there is even a nice little balcony. It's in a quieter area, that feels like a real residential area. Where I stay at now are plain building blocks. They're behind a gas station and beat up strip mall. The next place I'll have a view of he woods, and not just the parking lot and another building. It seems almost unbelievable that I'm finally going to turn the keys in, and close this chapter.