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June 9th, 2018 at 02:04 pm

So I've been pretty aggressively hunting for a place to live. I visited my first apartment on Wednesday and it hit me in ways I didn't expect it to. The divorce is starting to feel real now. Things have been so amicable and fairly normal up to this point. But it's really happening. We'll be moving on to whole new lives within the next month or so.

The hunting itself has been fairly challenging. I did visit a unit literally around the corner from my work, which is very tempting - being able to walk 3 minutes into the office is pretty incredible. And I would have no excuse ever to go out to lunch or to get coffee, as I could run home really easily. I would have close access to the pool and gym (both where I work), providing free entertainment with so much convenience. Distance from not so free entertainment is an added bonus, as it's on the higher end of the range I was looking to spend.

They're also willing to let me have the keys now and not pay for June (just put the utilities in my name)because I wasn't planning to move until July 1. So I would have *plenty* of time to transition, which is really nice. And the place itself is really nice. More room than I need, but nice.

I'm looking at a couple more in the course of the next few days, and I'm not quite to the point where I need to start panicking. So I'm trying not to make any brash decisions. All of this feels so quick right now, and a bit emotionally hard to get a handle on, so I'm not sure if my hesitations are due to that or places not feeling like a great fit. It's tough to say.

Let's hope something in my price range comes along and really speaks to me. Or that I feel more confident in the unit I'm considering after seeing a few more.

My student loan refinancing is supposed to go through this coming week, so I'm more than a little giddy about that. This must be what real adulting feels like. haha.

Did some organizing in the office, and had a quick convo with DH about some of the things we need to split. Up to this point we haven't had any real disagreements about anything, and hopefully it'll stay that way. All signs indicate that they will. I count myself incredibly lucky.

That's it for today. Hopefully everyone is enjoying their weekend!

8 Responses to “Apartment Hunting”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I remember when I moved into my first apartment after my divorce -- that's when it really hit me. I was all right when I was just looking, but the move was hard. So you might brace yourself for that -- have some kind of happy plan that day, like a dinner with supportive friends. And be sure to get a place you really like, not a dump that will put you in the dumps. Keep that positive attitude, you're doing great!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck on the hunt! A close apartment to works sounds really nice.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Sure hope you find something you like and can truly afford. My heart goes out to you because even though things are amicable, it still is tough and a big change in your life.

  4. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    I really admire how well you're handling such a difficult situation. I'm glad everything is amicable, and hope you find your new home soon.

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