Hiiiii!!! Thank you all so much for the love and support on our moving news. I wanted to give y’all a little update with where we are now with our move and house hunt. I shared a little bit about how easy our movers made the process for us, and how they packed and unpacked EVERYTHING into our rental… we didn’t even have to unpack one box. The whole move itself was so smooth, and since then, apartment life has been just as seamless.
We have truly enjoyed our two bedroom, two bath rental. I have definitely learned that I can live with A LOT less… For example, we do not feel crowded or stressed at all downsizing from 3,000 square feet to a 1,200 square foot apartment. We have realized that our next house needs to be somewhere in the middle!
I also thought that we would really miss our old house location. We lived in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, which is a fun neighborhood close to Southend and Uptown Charlotte. I thought we would miss walking places, but it turns out that we walk to way more restaurants and do so much more where we are currently renting. So, we have expanded our house hunt location!
Lastly, we were so afraid that Valentine (our giant Newfoundland dog) would be crammed in an apartment and not get enough playtime or energy out. It has been the total opposite! Valentine has made so many friends in the dog park and gets way more playtime and walks than ever before. It has been so good for him to socialize with other dogs outside of the pups he grew up with at his daycare! Valentine loves apartment life. BUT… A nice, big yard for Valentine is still on the top of our house hunt list ;)
For all of these reasons, we slowed down our house hunt… actually we pretty much never *seriously* started! We were instantly comfortable and happy here. I think it is partly because we never lived apartment life, and went straight to living in our previous house that came with a lot of responsibility and upkeep. BUT, we do not want to stay here forever (and can’t! we didn’t sign a year lease!) so recently we have been on the hunt again.
I will update you all on here with our house hunt progress- and don’t forget to keep up with me on Instagram stories! I will try to post stories when we look at houses. Love you all, and thanks for taking the time to read my blog posts!