Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Home Sweet Apartment

At some point in my mid twenties I found myself feeling entitled. Now I have been on my own since I was seventeen and life has always seemed to be a battle. In the last couple years I have found my life progressively getting better and even a bit easier. All of the hard work had seemed to be paying off. Then I found myself looking for apartments with my boyfriend and I was excited at the prospect of getting an apartment that was in a nice neighborhood, washer and dryer in unit and an ICE MAKER! First I found the most beautiful apartment with all of those things and not to mention a walk in closet and a huge kitchen. It was so perfect and I was so excited. When I went to apply for it the next day it was already scooped up. I was pretty devastated and started the entitled brat road. I even through a bit of a toddler fit.
Well I got over that as soon as I viewed the next fancy apartment that had all the other amenities plus A ROMAN STYLE BATHTUB!! Everything was going so perfect I paid the deposit, we had our move in date and then.... they wanted double the rent to be able to move in. Needless to say that was a lot of money. Double devastated. I found myself pissed at the world for not getting what I want. The world was out to get me and I deserved to have a nice apartment. I was so stuck on the material things and let it completely absorb me to the point of a pretty dark depression.
Today I am going to look at two apartments that have none of those features I was so excited about, Yes I am still a little salty about that part, but I know it will be alright. Does it kind of suck? yes. Will it be forever? No. I lost track of what is most important about getting this apartment. It is the first apartment I will be getting with the man I love. No matter where we live it will be home and we will make it wonderful. I can buy ice trays for a few more years and be just fine. My solution is to enjoy any place we live and make a real home for both of us no matter where we end up. So the conclusion of this post is we are not entitled to anything. If you want something you need to work for it and if it doesn't work out you just keep working at it.  Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to that 10%.

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