NEVER SAY NEVER!
In September 2017 as my lease renewal date was approaching I told my Angels that I hoped the rent would not go up as I really loved where I lived. Not only that but I felt too tired to move. They indicated that it would not increase.
I had felt all year that I had not finished moving in to my apartment and it dawned on me that I was spending most of my time in one section of it. The kitchen, dining room and living room all faced the lake. I used my dining room area as an office so I could see the ducks on the lake. Sometimes they would land on my patio and I loved to take pictures of then whenever they did. This is where I spent most of my time.
I had not hung any of my pictures in the spare bedroom nor had I completed furnishing it. Even my living room was incomplete as I only had one picture above the fireplace and that was it. Whenever I was in the mood to add some art to the walls I could never decide which of my pictures I wanted to hang so none were. My apartment was in a perfect spot and I loved it and yet something was missing.
About ten days before my lease was due for renewal I contacted the leasing office to find out when they we going to send me my renewal options. I was told soon and not worry about it. Several days later I had not heard anything so I went online to see what the odds were of finding another apartment complex with a lake. As I made the decision I had a vision of three ducks right above the dining room table. The vision was vivid and the ducks were larger than life. I will never forget it. I could almost touch them.
Much to my surprise there were several complexes with lakes in a neighborhood nearby, so on a whim I grabbed my keys and drove over to see what they were like. It turns out I made the right decision and settled on two of them. I was looking for what I already had which was a two bedroom apartment on the second floor with a garage facing a lake. Unfortunately none were available but I did not give up! Suddenly I was on a mission to find a new home.
The one I thought I wanted never became available. Instead I ended up choosing a mid-rise, an option I would never have considered before and rented a one bedroom apartment with a view of the lake as the two bedroom units were too expensive. The mid-rise is a part of a small community comprising a small retail shopping center so I can walk to pretty much anything I need including Starbucks and a British Pub 🙂
So, having not planned to move I did. I had to compromise on space but this is how I see it: I downsized to a spacious one bedroom apartment but upgraded to a much nicer home with a lake view and with far more amenities that I could ever have imagined. As to the moral of this story ‘never say never’!
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