I know our move took a lot of people by surprise, including us. We’ve been thinking about moving out for about six months, we’ve had God impress upon our hearts to move, but we kept finding excuses. After a conversation with dear friends, we knew it was time. A mere two days after our conversation, we visited an apartment complex that had really stood out in our search. There was an apartment available, we filled out the application, were approved and able to move in 3 days later. Conversation on Sunday, apartment visit on Tuesday, move in on Friday. Friends, it still surprises us that we’re here! So, to all of those who were surprised by our move, sorry for not telling each of you personally, but it’s been a whirlwind of a week! lol, for practical reasons, I figured a Facebook post and a blog post would let most everyone know. Oh the impersonal nature of our current age!
Another thing we’ve been thinking about recently is “living light” and being sojourners in this world. We believe that this world is not our home, just a place to journey through to get to our ultimate home with Christ. To that end, we’ve been thinking that we don’t want to have a lot of possessions. While we were talking about moving over the months, I mentioned that maybe we should try to only have things that fit in my Honda Civic. I think that we’ve done pretty well at this new lifestyle. To be honest, we are SO excited about it! Let me give you a tour and show you what this looks like for us.
First, we have a low table with cushions for our dinner table. We tested it out last night!
After dinner, we cleaned up and set up the laptop and curled up to watch a movie.
I am CRAZY about my new kitchen! Everything that we have fits (I even took my 7 boxes of kitchen down to 5)!
This corner in the kitchen is empty and I have no idea what to put here…if I even will. Any thoughts?
Having a washer and dryer in the apartment has been very convenient too. What we do is put our dirty clothes directly into the washer, saving us from needed a hamper.
My bathroom that isn’t Batman themed (yet) but has my box of Frozen kleenex.
Here’s where we will probably lose most of you. We’re sleeping on the floor. We don’t have a bed, just a bunch of blankets. It has been a great night sleep, I’m not going to lie!
The plan for the living room (when we have guests) is a ton of beanbag chairs and camping chairs. Easy to move and super comfy.
We want our home to be a place of comfort, rest and a whole lot of reading.
Our balcony is most definitely our favorite part of the apartment. We have spent almost every evening sitting outside.
I mean, look at this view!