Searching For Satisfaction

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Time to start packing...

I started blogging here: Confessions of a Grad School Slave

I moved over here when my grad school blog didn’t fit anymore: Searching For Satisfaction

Then I did the WordPress migration: Black Girl Unlost

And now I’m excited to announce that I’m taking the next step – moving Black Girl Unlost to its own domain!

I am super duper psyched for this move. I didn’t know I could do it, but I made it happen and I can’t wait for you to join me on the new site.

#shoutout to my hosting company – Versatile Media Group! Much thanks to @jasonlanderson for all the help & support in making this dream of mine happen.

Need hosting, website design, banners, etc? Please check out Versatile Media Group & tell them Jubilance sent you 🙂

Be on the lookout for the official launch this week!

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First random post of 2011 – yay!

I took a few days off blogging & I’m glad I did. I’ve been writing consistently since end of November & I needed a couple of days off. But I’ve missed blogging & I’m glad to be back. If only I didn’t have this pesky 9-to-5, I could really do what I want with this blog. *sigh*

Back in November I asked everyone’s advice about whether to move to a new apartment in my building, and I ultimately decided to do that. The big move was this weekend, and while it was stressful, it went surprisingly well. I got the keys for the new place Friday night, and spent Friday night & all day Saturday moving the smaller things from my old apartment to the new apartment. I also took out a lot of trash & took a lot of things to the Goodwill. I also went through an unfortunate incident with Comcast, but thanks to a great CSR in the Mpls office I managed to get more stuff for less than what I was currently paying #win. Sunday morning the movers arrived to move the big things to the new apartment, and they had my old apartment emptied out in 45 mins. I spent some time cleaning & I was completely done. So now I’m fully in the new apartment but I still have a lot to unpack, arrange, set up, etc. But so far I love the new apartment & I’m glad I decided to stay in the same building.

Monday morning I attended the MLK Breakfast here in Mpls. It was a good event overall & I enjoyed it. The most interesting part of the breakfast was running into the attorney, we sat about two tables apart. We hadn’t seen each other in several months, tho we have talked sporadically. I must admit, he looked yummy delicious in a very nice suit & tie. A few hours after the breakfast, I received a text from him, which led to us having lunch at a spot we used to frequent when we dated. We chatted & caught each other up on what had been going on since the last time we saw each other. He made a point to mention something I’d written about him on the Internet (not on this blog), which was very surprising since he’s not the type to care about such things.  Our leisurely lunch turned into a trip to various store before we ended up at my new place for a few hours. As was our M.O. when were dating, we spent about 8 hours together & I enjoyed every minute. I’ve thought a lot about our dating experience last year & my approach to it, and the one conclusion I’ve come up with is that I did not enjoy it for what it is. This is indicative of my life – I tend to spend a lot of time worrying abt the past or obsessing over the future, but not really enjoying the now, & being in the moment. I’ve always enjoyed the time I spent with the attorney, and so I decided to not worry about what happened before, or obsess about what it could be…I would simply just enjoy the moment for what it is. And that’s what I did. We may hang out again soon, we may not, either way, the hours we spent together on Monday was a good use of my time & I enjoyed the experience.

Still on the “get Jubi out of her unfortunate job situation” project. I could use all the help & positive vibes I can get on that one. I’m going to try using the functional resume format & hitting up some folks I know for leads on different things. I need change #stat.

I need some advice yall, so hit the comments please.

Ok, so I’ve talked abt how I’m getting my financial life together & how I’m trying to cut expenses & save $$$. The biggest expense I have is my apartment. I have a 2bed/2bath apt that’s abt 1200 sqft…and I’m paying way more than I want to for it. The building has great amenities – W/D in each apt, pool, indoor sauna, workout facility, party room, and heated underground parking. The location is also a key for me – its right next to the freeway, and halfway between my job out in the western ‘burbs and downtown/uptown Mpls, where I spend a lot of my time.

I had resigned myself to the fact that I’m going to have to move, so I’ve been looking for apartments. And its been an ordeal. Because I work in the burbs, I need to be in the western part of Mpls to keep my commute down. All the other bldgs in my general area are MORE expensive than the place I live now. Downtown is great, but all the really nice places are super expensive. Uptown is also great, but most of the buildings don’t even have lots for off-street parking, much less garages, and I’m not scrapping off my car in the winter (been there, done that, it sucks).  I like NE Mpls, but that’s mostly duplexes or houses, and I haven’t seen anything I like. I could get a cute place in the burbs…but I don’t wanna live in the burbs with the soccer moms.

So I was dreading making a decision…until yesterday. The property manager of my bldg informed me that he would have a 1bedroom+den available the same month my lease is up. So I went to go check it out, and I liked it. I’m on the fence tho, so I need help figuring out if I should take this place or just move to a new bldg altogether.

The pros:

  • Its $200+ cheaper than what I pay now
  • Its 940 sqft – still plenty of room for me to not feel cramped.
  • On the same floor as my current apt, abt 4 apts down from me.
  • I’d be able to keep all my amenities
  • I’d still be in a great location btwn work & play
  • I wouldn’t have to get a truck & do all that loading & unloading.
  • I wouldn’t have to pay a new deposit & all that stuff.

The cons:

  • It’s possible that I can get a cheaper place somewhere else. But most likely it won’t have all the amenities I have now, I would have to compromise on something.
  • Parking for guests at my bldg sucks.
  • I could have sucky neighbors. Tho I could have sucky neighbors anywhere tho.

So what do you think? Just go for the ease of moving to a cheaper apt in my same bldg, given that I like the apt, the bldg & the neighborhood? Or just keep hunting for another place & hope I find something good?


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