Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 | Posted under Currently

b2464dbf3587345c22a578a776ef1e33Freaking out about where we’re going to live once we get to Minnesota. Tonight while looking at apartment websites I noticed that some of them have Google reviews or reviews and I made the colossal mistake of actually reading them. Holy moley! Some of these places sound downright terrible even though they look perfectly nice. Now I’m absolutely convinced we’re going to be miserable wherever we end up and I’m starting to think a cardboard box near campus sounds like a pretty good idea!

Packing up all my worldly possessions isn’t taking quite as long as I thought it would, and it’s been really nice to toss a bunch of crap that has been holed up in this apartment for too long. Moving really does make you stop and think “Do I really want to drag this 2,000 miles?”

Wondering if I’ll ever finish my pre-reqs for the Nutrition program. I feel like I’m going to be in school longer than most doctors and even though I know this is what I want to do, it can be a little discouraging at times to know how long it will take.

Thinking about what life would be like if I hadn’t lost my job in PR or quit working at DiabetesMine. I wouldn’t be in school and we wouldn’t be so dirt poor. Would I still be living in Manhattan if I’d tried harder at PR? Would we be on our way to buying a house here in Westchester if I hadn’t gone back to school? No one know and as Erik lovingly reminds me, I hated PR and I really wanted to be a CDE, even if it means not living the New York dream. I really wanted to be the kind of person who could have the New York dream and I think it will always nag me a little that it didn’t work out.

Plotting all the places we can travel now that we’re not paying the exorbitant cost of living in the NYC area. No matter how expensive you think it is, it’s worse. The amount of money we spend to live is ridiculous. As I told my friend Victoria yesterday, the only place we can afford to travel to is New York City. I’m really looking forward to having a little bit of extra money to save toward our long-awaited European dream vacation. I’m thinking Italy…

Loving all the possibilities that life has before us, but also a little wistful at the things we shall be leaving behind.


Comments on this post

  1. Lisa of Lisa's Yarns says:

    I hope you find an apt building that you end up liking. I read some poor reviews of the condo I lived in for 2 years and I loved it there, so I think there will always be people who will find something to complain about… I imagine you’ll stay with family for awhile or are you trying to secure something by the time you arrive there? It’s definitely a stressful part of the process – I am already thinking about how stressful it’s going to be an am trying to figure out who I can stay with when I move to give myself a couple of weeks to find something and I know exactly which area I want to live in! Wishing you the best of luck!

    1. Akirah says:

      Many blessings as you make plans and preparations for this transition. I hope everything goes smoothly!

      1. Stephany says:

        Don’t read the apartment ratings! Never read the apartment ratings! Lol. I did the SAME thing when I was moving into my current apartment and found SO many awful reviews. And I have found not ONE thing to be true. Friendly staff, super fast maintenance, and they do ALL these safety checks for us. And, like I mentioned yesterday, they throw in a free carpet cleaning when you renew your lease. So, I really don’t trust those ratings at all.

        I hope the move goes smoothly! I don’t even know how people afford living in NYC. (Unless they’re, like, super rich!) I think your husband told me how much rent you guys pay and I was SHOCKED. Your standard of living will be greatly improved! (Just let me know when that guest room is ready. I wanna visit Minneapolis! Haha.)

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