It’s been 2 months and one day since I moved into my new place so I thought now would be a good time to post an update. It’s been sort of an adjustment from living in a 6 bedroom house with 7 roommates (at one point) to living by yourself in a one bedroom apartment. You go from constant commotion in the house and always having someone to bother or bother you to living by yourself and seeking any sort of social contact even if its with the resident weirdo in the elevator. Not saying that those are bad things, just different. I like having the TV and couch all to myself. I like knowing the only dishes and stray pee splashes I have to clean are my own. I like saying finally that “I have my own place”.
My place is far from “finished” and I don’t think it ever will. The first thing I did was set up my TV and computer desk in the living room. Since I work from home, my living room will double as my home office. I got a couch and coffee table from IKEA a couple weeks after I moved in. I would like to get some sort of bookshelf in the living room and a dresser for the bedroom and I would be content with that. The walls are pretty bare but I hope to put up pictures or maybe even wall decals soon.
The cool thing about my neighborhood is that it’s in an area that with shops, bars and restaurants walking distance from my complex. Every Thursday and even Fridays and Saturdays, I’ll have friends come by and have a predrink before heading down to the bars. This definitely helps with keeping in touch with friends. I just have them all stop by on Thursday as a warm up to the weekend.
And finally, a little over 2 months into the new job, I’m still trying to get adjusted to working to a smaller company, working from home, and starting over again with a new product and new accounts. With this ongoing recession, it’s kind of tough finding new projects to work on, but I’m using this time to lay down groundwork and build relationships with my new accounts. The fact that my company is smaller is kind of exciting knowing that I have a chance to help this company grow.