June 9, 2014

Apartment Hunt

Knoxville, TN
The view at our new apartment complex

If you'll remember, a few weeks ago Bryan and I drove up to Knoxville, TN for a couple days. Bryan is starting grad school at the University of Tennessee in the fall, so we wanted to check out the area and, mainly, find somewhere for us to live!

We didn't spend much time sight-seeing - I didn't even bring my DSLR with me - so I don't really have photos to share from our quick trip up there. We were very focused on finding a nice apartment complex in our budget, so we spent the majority of our time at the hotel doing research and driving around Knoxville looking at different complexes. Honestly, I was pretty discouraged after looking at several places, and I thought we were going to have to rethink how much we were willing to spend for an apartment. Everything we were finding was just old and run-down, and nothing looked extremely safe either, which is really important to me.

But even with me doubting our search, we still managed to find an absolute gem of an apartment complex. The picture above is from my Instagram of the view at our complex. It's tucked back off the road, and it's gated. The amenities are awesome, and probably the best part of all is the view. We are surrounded by lush, Tennessee mountains, and I could not be happier! After a couple weeks of application processing and getting approved by the complex, Bryan and I are so happy to know that at the end of July we're going to have somewhere beautiful to live in Tennessee.

I'm not going to lie, the idea of moving even farther away from home has been a big pill for me to swallow lately. Moving somewhere new with nothing secure for myself just yet and not knowing a single person is so intimidating and stressful. And along with being farther from home, I'm also moving farther north and farther away from the beach. This is completely out of my comfort zone, and at the moment I'm not exactly ready for the change. But having somewhere to live, especially this particular apartment complex, is a huge relief, and it's lifted a lot of weight off my shoulders. If finding this complex and being lucky enough to have a unit available that matched all our preferences is any sign of how our time in Knoxville will be, I am excited to embrace this move and enjoy every minute of it.

Here's to a new chapter!

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