Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Moving in and Looking Around

 
 As most of you know, I've moved to Florida from my beloved Texas and I've been in the process of starting my life over again. This has been a sad but exciting journey and things are finally smoothing out a little bit. At the moment I'm living in a nice, roomy apartment with my daughter. It's a beautiful place with lots of trees, woodland creatures, birds and some very nice people but still....it's an apartment. For awhile I could only keep my mind on doing what must be done 'today'. I simply couldn't allow my mind to stretch out into the future to see what might be out there. There was furniture to buy, a kitchen to stock. I mean, I had to get EVERYTHING and that's a tough job. My mind simply reeled from all the things that had to be done in order to make my new little place a home.

A home? Well, I'm getting there but this apartment isn't my own.  We're comfy and settling in. We have beds and everything we really need still before now I haven't been able to think past immediate concerns. Today, finally, I think I'm in a place where I can look ahead a little bit. I've been trying to figure out lately where I want to live on a more permanent basis. A house, condo or townhouse? After living in an apartment for a few months and having a young child living in the apartment just above I already know that I don't want common walls. Uh uh. Not happening.

In the end, I think a cozy house will be the perfect thing. Today I'm heading out to take a 'walk-through' one of them. From internet pics the place looks lovely. Nice neighborhood, the right amount of living space, etc. So yes, I'm excited to get a peek. Since I tend to be cautious about these things, I'm fairly certain this will not be the only house I check out. Several neighborhoods have caught my eye so I'm sure the next few months will be busy.

Between househunting and writing (YES...WRITING) I'm getting there and already sowing the seeds for my new life. I'll keep you posted.