We’ve been living in renters bliss for the past year.
Clean, inexpensive, and patrolled by security.
But as they say, “All good things must come to an end.”
The university we rent from is selling the apartment building which means all of us kids have to be out by June 1.ย 
The more I thought about it the more I realized how much this little place means to me.
By the end of the night I couldn’t think about it without the tears boiling up.
It was in that moment Josh realized how much my mom and I are alike.
We’ve made some beautiful memories in this place – our first home.
And it’s going to be a sad but exciting move out day as we start this new chapter.
Recently our free time has been spent researching and touring new places.
Our “dream” at the moment is a loft somewhat downtown.
But after touring a few places, crunching the numbers, and talking with trusted friends and family, we quickly realized that for this upcoming year while J is still in school, our dream would mean sinking a lot of our money into where we live.
And we like to do things.
We like to go places.
But we also don’t want to live in a complete dump.
Oh the trade-offs.
Anyone out there an expert in making a typical “bleh” white walled, white carpet apartment look unique and styled?
I’ve got fifty bucks and some chocolate chip cookies for ya.

3 thoughts on “TRADE-OFF, SHMADE-OFF

  1. I know this feeling all too well. My tip for making a white walled space your own for really cheap. Get creative and make some of your own art & hang it up all over the place. Also some inexpensive rugs can add some life to the place. Good luck, I hope you find the perfect place.


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