This week was exciting! First, Isaac and I are less than 4 weeks out from our wedding! Insane!
To start, we got to pick up our keys to the apartment we will live in after we are married. Isaac and I decided to go with saving some money and signed a lease at the University family student housing. Our apartment is tiny (543 sq. ft.) and built of cinder block. While it isn’t the cutest place in the world, the price is excellent, the community diverse and tight knit, and the proximity to school unbeatable. To top it off, we have some close friends who live just a couple doors down.
Because I have my lease with the wonderful Becca until the end of July, Isaac is moving in first. This week we did what we could to get the majority of the furniture in and Isaac’s clothing and other stuff in. Hopefully he will be able to sleep there tomorrow night (if we get the bed frame put together in time). The next four weeks are going to be a strange limbo state for me. I will have one toe in the University Villages apartment and the rest of my body in the 700 East apartment.
While moving is exciting and there are elements that are fun, I always feel a little lost for the first bit. I think it is my predisposition to resist any kind of change. To be honest, I am really bummed to not be living with Becca anymore. We’ve lived together for three years and been best friends for four. She is my rock, my confidant, and my sounding board. Isaac is all of these things too, but our dynamic is different. Don’t get me wrong, I am beyond excited to live with him and be married to him, it’s just that Becca and I are experts at this living together thing. There is going to be a learning curve with Isaac and there is going to be change. He has different habits and needs than Becca does.
In the meantime, I am slowly moving my many possessions into the new apartment. So far, my desk (our new kitchen table) and my leather arm chair have left my room in favor of the apartment. I’ve also been putting together book shelves from IKEA and framing art. In addition, Isaac and I subsequently bought, broke, and fixed a wardrobe. (We are looking forward to demolishing it when we move out.) This has all been done with little casualty, except for dropping a shelf on my foot. It still kind of hurts.
In the midst of all the hoopla of moving, Isaac and I still got some quality time with our nieces (really his, but they’ve never not known me). Their smiles are contagious and their faces adorable!
I hope you have a wonderful week!