Monday, September 12, 2005

I'm moving out...and theres nothing you can do about it

That's right. I've reached the end of my rope. It's time for me to leave the nest for good. I know what you are thinking. How will you ever pay back all of your debt within your set goal? Don't fret. It's still possible. I won't be able to pay it back in 9 months like I had dreamed, but I will still be able to pay it off within 2 years of starting this blog. All is not lost!

We have an appointment to view an apartment tomorrow. It is quite a bargain at $1,200 for a one bedroom. It pains me to think about how much rent will cost but normal people do it all the time, right? I'm hoping that this place will be nice; at 850 sq. ft. it is the biggest and most affordable 1 bedroom in the area. Water, trash and CABLE is included, so those are some added bonuses. Cross your fingers for me!

This apartment is only 4 miles away from where I work and according to Streets and Trips it will take me 6 minutes to get to work and cost me a whoppin' 39 cents to drive one way to work. This will greatly enhance my quality of life and save me money on gas and depreciation/maintenance on my car. With all of that extra spare time I hope to be able to take up some sort of hobby that will generate income....for example...jewelry making.

I am officially now a "professional" jewelry maker. A while back I thought it would be fun to do but never got to good at it but did manage to make one bracelet. I didn't think anyone would really want to buy it but it had just been sitting around in my closet so I decided to list it on Etsy. I figured there was nothing to lose by listing it since Etsy is not charging listing fees until November 1st. Well, I posted it last night with a price of $5.99 (I really just wanted to get rid of it) and by the next morning someone had already bought it. Woohoo. Perhaps I will have to make more. Wanna see?

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8 comments:

Cap said...

well since none of us can stop you...

good luck!

its really understandable though. sometimes, after a certain age.. things just wont work out too well.

I'm not sure about the place ure looking at.. but it's wild that in our area.. $1,200 for a one bed room apartment is a "bargain"

yikes!

Jose Anes said...

Congratulations on your decission to move to a new place of your own.

It is a good decission and it also serves you as a motivation to start saving for the downpayment of a real estate property.

You should set up an account for that.

Money And Investing

Jose Anes said...

Would love to be able to do a posting about costume jewelry on my other blog:
Side Business

Bailey said...

Congrats on the move out!

And the Jewelry business.

Phoenix said...

WOW! thats so beautiful!

kmac said...

Hey, that's really cool! It's always great to get out on your own - and sometimes it (your sanity, that is) takes precedence over debt repayment.

Speaking of which, you've done awesome on the debt! You've really cut that down, girl - great job!

And the bracelet is really pretty - your new digs should give you room to work and be creative. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!! You put it off for longer than I could've so I applaud you! I don't blame you, my husband and I recently relocated back home and we stayed at my mom's place for 1 week, we were aiming at 1 month to save and get re-established in finding our own place but no can do!!!! we couldn't take it. So enjoy your new place. I am amazed at how much you have brought down ur debt you are truely an inspiration! : )

stevie.be. said...

look at you, you little entrepreneur :) congrats! wow, if that is a bargain then i will take your word for it, here in indiana, where we have some of the lowest priced housing in the nation, you could get a castle. rent is crazy.