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Spelljean posted 10/10/2013 18:08 PM

Out of WH's neighborhood, which I stayed in thinking he would come around eventually. All he did was cake eat. He is still in the house, but we will either sell anyway or he will buy me out.

Anyway...finally my lease is up in the apartment which is about 1/4 mile from WH. Me and my daughter are taking a (very, very small) apartment in the city! I will be 3 miles from work only, there are tons of cafes and art galleries and everything to walk or bike to.

WH thinks I'm nuts for wanting the city life, but I'm excited. Not to mention being far away from him.

Yes its only about 600 square feet! So, maybe I am nuts. But its a new lifestyle and life.

momentintime posted 10/10/2013 18:30 PM

Sounds like you new normal is just around the corner. You can do a lot with 600 sq ft. You just have to prioritize. You'll be surprise how much you can do without, and how much simpler your life will be.

Enjoy the city!

sullymeishadomi posted 10/10/2013 19:01 PM

Pass posted 10/10/2013 20:04 PM

I did the same thing: A small apartment in the city, instead of that big country house.

And holy shit do I love it! I'm within walking distance from my favourite places, and a major bus station that can get me anywhere else in the city. When the kids are here, at bed time we all go to the balcony door and say, "Good night, my city" before closing the curtains.

I should confess that I do the same when they're not here, and sometimes even follow up with, "I love you."

The Princess would never survive in this setting. She thinks this is me trying to make the best of things, but it's really me appreciating the best of things. She once told me that "downtown people" scare her.

And now I am downtown people. Boo!

newlysingle posted 10/11/2013 00:14 AM

I'm a city girl too, so I get it. Enjoy your new place!

OnAnIsland posted 10/11/2013 01:01 AM

I am a city girl trapped in the country- truly the country- neighbors have a donkey. Enjoy your fresh start. I imagine that you have started to downsize. It is amazing what you can do without- including for example your WH. Enjoy this time with your daughter. There will be so much to explore.

[This message edited by OnAnIsland at 1:02 AM, October 11th (Friday)]

Spelljean posted 10/11/2013 01:25 AM

Definitely downsizing. Got rid of half of my clothes and shoes, some furniture, kitchen items.

Been practicing a minimalist lifestyle anyway and this propelled me deep into simplicity!

With less junk around me, I can focus on work, night classes and hopefully paint again. Get into screen printing maybe,

Having a very inexpensive apartment takes away a lot of stress too. I worry less about things like getting laid off, unexpected expenses popping up...

I need some major relaxation, some fun, and a change.

stronger08 posted 10/11/2013 02:33 AM

Where I come from 600 sq. ft. is a decent sized apartment. Trust me, you will have no problem living with you DD in an apartment that size. Congrats on your NB. City life has many benefits that you will come to love. If he offers to buy you out make sure you get market rate. Hire your own appraiser to value the home. Make sure WH is held responsible for CS going forward. I wish you the best of luck.

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