Holy cow… talk about a stressful week! I feel like I’ve gone back in time to January, where I wasn’t sleeping and was literally just walking around like a zombie. Hopefully that changes soon because I found a place! And I get the keys today! And I’m moving next freaking week!
It’s in a newer building in Port Moody (yay!) in a little village where I’ll be surrounded by grocery stores, restaurants, banks and Starbucks (uh oh). The building comes with a huge gym, pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, yoga room… and even a squash court. It is not cheap, but it’s not that much more than my last place and I’m going to take full advantage of all the rec facilities (maybe not the squash court). And for those of you who might be wondering, it’s on one of the highest floors, haha.
Things are moving really fast, which is always stressful, but I needed to take action and get out of the situation I was in. My parents have agreed to come help me, and a few friends from Victoria will already be in town and have offered to help too. I’m pulling some money out of my Emergency Fund to help pay for my move, rent, etc. but I’ve also written up my budgets for October and November and I know that I’ll be able to get back on track soon enough.
To those of you who hoped this situation might have all been worth it, so I could end up in a place I love, thank you. Scenes like what you see in the picture in this post are what made me fall in love with Port Moody this summer. (Yes, that’s a girl paddling with her dog.) I can’t wait to live close to the water again, and be within walking distance to great walking and hiking trails. Honestly, I don’t think a person’s ever been more excited to sign a 1-year lease!
The low of my week was having my roommate give me notice, forcing me to have to look for yet another new apartment. (There were a few tears, I must admit.)
The high of my week was finding a place, inquiring about it, seeing it, loving it, applying for it and getting it! All in a day’s work, I tell ya.
A blog post I loved was There Are 99 Days Left in 2013 over at Yes and Yes. Sarah always has a way of making me think. Go get some inspiration!
The best money I spent was $550 for my security deposit. (Or it was the $2.10 I paid for the Nanaimo Bar I ate to make myself feel better after paying that deposit!)
My plans this weekend include hanging out with Baby Sis, who is coming to Vancouver for a concert! I’m also going to meet Ashly for coffee finally.
How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?