Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Migration Woes

As I posted recently, I've been hired! Such a weight has been lifted and for a bit I felt free and celebratory. Now I'm overwhelmed again, but instead of self-loathing and job-searching I'm filled with apartment anxiety. In just a few shorts (read: 2.5!) weeks we will be moving to....drum roll please.....

Washington, D.C.


I've wanted to live here for many, many, many years and while a short internship a few years back was a great experience, it also taught me how much I want to live inside the beltway (as my commute at that time seemed even longer than now.) However, D.C. is expensive. VERY expensive when compared to the bill-free living of the cottage. Really, it's more expensive than anywhere I have ever lived before.

So now the apartment hunt begins. Any advice would be most welcome. It's proving difficult to find a two-bedroom place big enough for our pup and cats, not to mention our two U-Hauls (that's right) full of stuff.

While I can't wait to move, get on with my life, be ME again, ect... I'm also worried about starting a full time job (gulp) where I have to wear big-girl-pants and have vacation days and not jet off wherever I want to go whenever I want to go. What is that like?

So, expect some rantings concerning packing, moving, temporarily living with my Aunt who will undoubtedly have us do free labor for her, and the like.


  1. Yay yay yay!!!!!! I adore DC in every way, but housing there is a bit crazy. I lived outside of the city for a year, but moved into the city for a summer a few years ago. Living within the city makes such a difference. I'd look at the P street neighborhood--close to Dupont/Whole Foods/etc. but slightly more affordable. U Street can be fun too, but I would be a little more wary walking home there. Best of luck getting everything figured out! I can't wait to hear all about it. ;)

  2. I can't imagine what you will be doing, but if it's in DC it must be exciting! And very important :) What will The Professor do? Is he excited?

    Now, let's see here...a pup and two cats + two people. Hmmm...I really haven't a clue where one would find something reasonable in DC. I surely didn't have any luck, and it was just me when I lived there. However, I just know there is something fabulous for you to find! I will ask my friends living there if they have any suggestions.

    Thank goodness for your Aunt! Atleast you can get settled and such :)


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