Movin’ On Up
We are moving on the 27th and I am so, so excited. There are a million reasons why I am ready to leave the place we live now, but fuck am I going to miss sitting at my desk everyday looking out the window at this view. I know it’s nothing special when downtown is just on the other side, but I love it. Especially when I can watch people wipe out on the walking path.
I remember the first time I walked in this place, it was a year ago today (and I literally JUST realized this) and I had never seen the actual studio I’d be living in until that day. I put the boxes in my hand down, walked over to the windows to check out my view, and just sat for like 10 minutes and was like shiiiiit girl, you are going to spy on everyone. Then I thought about how I’d totally make that area a cozy sitting nook which is funny because now it’s stacked with camping gear and craft supplies. It’s weird to think about that day because little did I know that 4 months later my dream guy would be moving in with me just 2 months after we met and by the time my lease came to a close we’d be looking for a space together and making all the grown up decisions with each other. OK sorry, I’m getting sappy. Someone get me a tampon.
We are actually moving into the loft building Josh lived in before he moved into my place. It has brick walls, hardwood floors, an upper level and a small side room that’s perfect for studio space. The view will probably be of an incinerator as opposed to lush landscape but we will have more than 570 square feet to live and that means I can buy a gaudy floral couch.
I keep telling myself I have to take photos of my studio before we move but I have just given up. Here is a photo of my sad, tiny, messy office area.
And here is an example of how we have chosen to display some of our leftover art show inventory. I hear it’s in style to mix prints, and I think we win:
The rest of the space is mostly occupied by laundry and a messy kitchen and other chores I am protesting. I refuse to think about making it clean in here when we are out in 2 weeks. I don’t even know what’s going to happen when we have 100+ additional square feet to do whatever we want.
I can’t wait to move, but thinking about how much my life changed for the better in this place still makes me a little emotional. Now where is that tampon?October 15, 2012
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