Something exciting happening! I’m moving again, but this time Chris and I will be moving in together! We found a really nice place in Albany and signed the lease when we got back from Florida. Its a big step but we’re both looking forward to it.
For the past year I’ve been living in downtown Troy. There are a lot of preconceived about the City. I knew that when I moved there and I do not regret that one bit! I decided to move here since it was cheaper for a one bedroom apartment then those I looked at in Albany. Also, Chris told me I would regret it if I didn’t live on my own for a year before we moved in together. I’m glad he told me do it, since it was a good experience. So for the past year, I’ve been enjoying Troy. I’ve really loved living there.
It does have its downfalls, but for the most part, Troy has a lot to offer–great restaurants, shops, and an awesome farmer’s market. I’ll still be making the trek to Xs to Os for brunch, you can be sure of it!
I am looking forward to being back in Albany, though!
I lived in the Pine Hills area from 2003-2007 when I went to Saint Rose and then found an apartment with two college friends a few blocks from the school the year after I graduated. It was an experience. I really took living there for granted. I lived within walking distance to a lot of places, but never walked anywhere (except to the bus stop), but at the time I wasn’t health conscious at all. I had a great area to go for walks and nice routes to run but didn’t do either. I have my regrets, but I can’t change the past!
In May of 2008 I moved back home with my parents who live 30 minutes from Albany and stayed there to save money for the next three years. I still don’t know how I managed to commute to work and to my friends and Chris for that long, but I did it! Finally, last year I made the move and got a place for myself in Troy. It was closer to work and to Chris, which I really liked.
I’ve learned a lot living on my own–I pay my own rent, bills, etc and only have my cat to keep me company when I’m by myself. At first I thought I would be lonely by myself, but that was not the case! I loved it. It will probably take some adjusting to get used to sharing a space with someone again, but I can’t wait. I’m really excited for this next step in my life! To me, Troy will always be that special place where I first lived on my own!
So, any tips on moving in with a significant other? It will be new for both of us!