Since graduating high school in 2000 I have moved 15 times
1.) 2000-2001: Move from my parents house into the dorms at ISU
2.) Summer 2001: Move out of dorms back into my parents house
3.) 2001-2002: Move into the KD house at ISU
4.) Summer 2002: Move out of the KD house back to my parents
5.) 2002-2003: Move back into the KD house
6.) Summer 2003: Move to Kansas City for an internship with Ralph Lauren Childrenswear
7.) 2003-2004: Move back into my parents house (temporarily until I graduate)
8.) Summer 2004: Move to Kansas City, move in with my aunt for the summer
9.) 2004-2005: Get my first apartment with my ex-boyfriend's best friend's girlfriend (wow, did ya catch all that?)
10.) 2005-2006: Move across town into another apartment by myself -- first place completely on my own! Yay!
11.) 2006-2007: Move back to Iowa for work, move in with parents (temporarily again)
12.) March 2007-September 2007: Move to South Carolina for work
13.) September 2007-November 2007: Move in with my parents (temporarily - aaaagain)
14.) November 2007-November 2008: Move into another one bedroom apartment
15.) November 2008-present: Move in with a friend who owns a (small) two bedroom house
Is this normal? I really don't think it is.
The point of this post is, I'm thinking of moving again. The reason I moved into my friends house was to save money, but I'm really only saving about $3-400 per month. With this new position I can afford to live on my own again.
My roommate isn't a bad roommate, she's actually a great roommate, and I'm really worried she's going to take it personal but it's totally me! There's been a lot of changes in myself that I have noticed since moving in with her, and I don't like it!
- I'm not near as neat and clean as I used to be, and I think it's because I feel weird cleaning someone else's house.
- I hardly ever cook because her kitchen is so small and my kitchen supplies are boxed up because there is no room for them in her cupboards.
- I'm not reading near as much as I used to. Not sure if living with her has anything to do with it but I kind of think it does.
- I'm drinking a lot more than I normally would because she drinks so much.
- I'm irritable/moody a lot more lately. Constant PMS!
Those are pretty much the only things I have noticed in myself, but it's really bothering me!
Today I grabbed an Apartment Finder catalog and I'm going to start looking for a place. I'm thinking I will make my 16th move in May. Maybe this time I will stay awhile...I definitely have to think about it... I'm not 100% sure and do not want to make any snap decisions.