After a few months, I made my apartment as cozy as I could with the resources at hand. I am not a homebody by any means, but when it comes to being home, I like my space to be warm, comfortable, clean, and organized. Also, I need healthy wholesome foods available! I absolutely hate an empty refrigerator or pantry. My home is a place to rest and recharge in a peaceful environment. I am learning that becoming more of a minimalist is definitely the way to go. Slowly, I’m starting to get rid of even more “stuff.” One of my favorite Gretchen Rubin quotes is “Outer order contributes to inner calm.” Brilliant! I totally relate to this and making progress towards this mantra every day!
This new Katie apartment is my first very own “living alone” apartment. In the past, I lived with roommates or boyfriends or family. I never had a whole apartment just to myself. I’m happy I get the chance to experience complete independence in my own space. I know it will not last forever so I am enjoying this chapter of my life.
Before I settled in, I moved all my boxes out of my storage unit. One random day, my two girlfriends unexpectedly stopped by to see the new apartment. Well, it was a disaster. They both said at the same time, “you need help, Katie!” I didn’t need help, I just needed to spend a block of time getting everything unpacked and organized. I feel at this point in my life, I am a professional mover, packer, and unpacker. Most items in a house have a home and it takes a bit of planning and trial and error to figure out where those homes are located. After their visit, I looked at my calendar and set aside the time I needed to whip this 2 bedroom-2 bath into shape!