Moving On [12/100]

One side effect of this pandemic is that I’m moving out of my apartment of three years, and back in with my parents. There are a lot of reasons why this is the right move, but it’s still incredibly bittersweet to say goodbye to the place I’ve called home for a significant part of my (admittedly short thus far) adult life.

Inspired by Nora Ephron, Leandra Medine, and other famous list-makers, I thought I’d make my own list of things I will and will not miss about my apartment.

What I Won’t Miss:

  • Having to bang a million times on the washing machine and dryer to get them to accept my payment
  • Paying an exorbitant amount of rent for a single bedroom
  • Awkward encounters with my roommates
  • Sitting in my bedroom, waiting for them to leave the living room so I could grab something from the kitchen
  • The sliding glass door in my room that constantly made me think I was going to get murdered
  • Feeling incredibly lonely living in the suburbs

What I Will Miss:

  • The sliding glass door in my room that made it easy to accept pizza deliveries
  • Having a space of my own, where I picked out every piece of furniture or decoration
  • Seeing my plants and stacks of books at the end of a long day
  • Feeling proud and independent when I paid my rent each month
  • Eating my favorite Greek food in bed while watching TV
  • My very chatty, but very kind, neighbor Monty

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