Yall. It has been a good week. I may have my CBD treats to think for that. My anxiety has been minimal this week.
The best news about this week is that……
Wait for it.
Wait for it.
I got approved for my first apartment. Your girl is moving into her own place this March. I may be bringing in my 30th birthday at my new place. 🥂
I AM SO EXCITED.
This will be my first time out on my own, I’m just a little scared but I’m ready for this new chapter. Hell, this is about to be a whole new book.
While I did hope I would be moving into my own HOUSE at 30, I’m still just as happy.
I have already started making my “housewarming registry” which I am totally going to share with you guys just in case you’re feeling charitable.
My future new home also doesn’t have the super cute kitchen I wanted, with the sliver appliances.
I remember seeing someone clowning people for having a white fridge in their home. Well… my fridge and stove will be white. *Oprah shrug*
But I’ll have two rooms, so my son can have his very own space. I think that’s what I’m most happy about. Being able to give my son a room. That makes up for the lack of updated appliances.
I don’t have the best credit (this is a safe space) and the thought of saving $5000 for first, last and a deposit seemed impossible as a single mother making what I was making. My mom just gave me a raise so I’ll be able to afford living on my own.
Listen, I know I’m telling a lot of my business but it’s important to me that I am open and honest just in case there’s someone out there like me. I know everybody ain’t got it and I’m here for you sis, cause neither do I.
This place is allowing me to move in with my credit, a $500 deposit and just first month’s rent. WHEW. Thank God. Again, it’s not the best of spots but it’s not the worst either. I actually really like it. I think it is the perfect starter apartment.
Now, I have been thinking about how to make a house a home. What things do I need to buy? What kind of art do I want? How will I furnish it?
Things I have never even thought about, because I never had to.
Did I mention how excited I was?! Because I am!!!
I’m trying not to get caught up on the thought of the it though, after reading Alan Watt’s book, I realized how thinking too much about the future can take away the joy of today.
(It’s so hard not to though lol.)
Speaking of today, I had a good day. It was the end of a good week. I got this text from my mom:
And I emailed some of our old parents from school to see how some of our old students were doing. These are some of the responses:
That made me extremely happy. Y’all know I don’t like my job like that but messages like these make me love it, even if just for a split second.
Despite the fact that I should be saving money, I splurged and ordered from my favorite restaurant, Havana 1957. I did delete a couple things in an effort to save money. My Jupina and chicken soup didn’t make the final cut. (I love their soup!) I really wanted them.
So yeah. I think that’s it for today guys.
If you have any first apartment tips, so share!