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Apartments on the Mind!

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I have a confession. A pretty obvious one at that for anyone who has talked to me or spent any time with me in the last year. I have an apartment problem. I cannot stop looking at listings! There, I said it. The first step is admitting you have a problem right?!

Seriously though, it has been quite the obsession in my life over the last year and on overload for the last 6 months. I wake up thinking about apartments, check listings while I eat my lunch, and spend my evenings scouring the Internet for the latest deal (not sure that’s quite the right word) or just the apartment I’ve convinced myself would be the perfect place for me to live. This isn’t even including all of the time I’ve spent looking at decor ideas I’ve pinned away on my Pinterest account! Don’t let me forget to mention the list I created of items I need to buy — categorized by room of course.. and the stash of things I’ve ALREADY bought, but am waiting to use until I move! I’ve dug myself deep on this one. Go big or go home right? 

The worst part about my little issue is that I really can’t even really start looking for real for another few weeks. Dang you fast turnover and immediate availabilities! Where are my August 1st or end of July apartments? Every day I have to give myself a pep-talk about patience. I can do it.. I can do it.. I CAN be patient. Really I can! …. No, no I can’t.. I’m going back online to see if any new apartments have been posted! New day, rewind and repeat!

It’s madness, I know. On the bright side though, If PR and social media don’t work out for me.. Maybe my research of the NYC real estate market will be an easy transition? You know it’s gotten really bad when YOU know more about the market and prices in each area of the city better than some of the brokers you’ve met with. True story.

So in conclusion dearest friends, family, and co-workers, please have a little patience with me over the next month and a half because I only see this issue progressing (if that’s even possible). Please know that you aren’t alone in this insanity.. I’m driving EVERYONE crazy! Love you all! ;-)