Big Changes!

Life

Recently, I’ve been through a LOT of big changes. I’m nearly finished with my time in art school and so much closer to my second diploma/degree. I had been single about five years until Alex suddenly came into my life and into the apartment! Over the past few years of living here alone (except one year that my cousin lived with me in the spare room) I’ve really made the place my own. I filled it (too much) with all my stuff and I realized how much I was hoarding when I had to make room for someone new. We got new bedding and ran a bunch of stuff to Goodwill. The space feels a lot more shared now, I love it! This is certainly a huge life change for me, a little scary, since I’ve always been a bit of a loner, but I’m throwing myself into it and I’ve been happy every day…and that’s what is important!
I used to do a lot of things alone: Dinner dates, movies, walking around the city, and basically everything else in-between. I liked the alone time, but now I’m really starting to like having someone around. Even if we are just laying on the couch reading books. Living with someone isn’t something I originally really thought about, but we spent so much time together that it doesn’t really feel much different now that we live together. (Which I thought it would) Moving in together can be scary, but I think it’s important to know that you can live with someone without getting on each others nerves. It’s also nice to be able to split chores (I don’t like to vacuum, so he does that and I do the dishes, it’s a nice trade off) 
 A lot has changed! I didn’t even realize how much the place has changed since I first moved in. And you can see me in the mirror! hehe 
It’s also pretty fun to see where it all started! When I moved in here a few years ago and I picked some crazy paint colors and Sarah helped me assemble some furniture! (aka she watched me assemble the furniture) Nothing had been really fixed up yet and I never really made the place my own back then…well…aside from the crazy colors! Bright green, bright blue, and bright yellow! WHOA! 

Big changes!! I’m excited to see what the future will bring! This post got a little wordy compared to my normal posts, but a lot has changed recently in my personal life. I’m living with my boyfriend. I can see myself changing and growing. I’m searching for a job. I’m learning how to be in a serious relationship and how to trust someone. It’s all new and exciting!

I can’t wait to move forward into the future, get a job (hopefully soon), and maybe (hopefully soon) move to a new city and start a new chapter of my life all over again! (With boyfriend in tow) 

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • Yay! That's is wonderful and so exciting! I can definitely imagine it being a little scary at first to move in with someone, but I'm glad it's all working out well! I love the yellow walls in your bedroom! Good luck with school!
    ~Sara

  • Thanks Sara! 🙂

  • Mine used to be the reverse! (Until I redecorated haha!)

  • Your apartment is GORGEOUS! And in Oakland? *Drool* Hooray for (good) changes and new chapters!

  • Thanks! Well, it's basically Shadyside, right on the border of Oakland haha!

  • beautiful apartment! It is better to move in, you know eachothetr better then 😉