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swedishbadgergirl  ·  216 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 24, 2019

So I'm moving in the middle of August. I've got the way I'm going to furnish it all planned out. Everyone I've shown it too says it looks "cramped" but I'm hoping that it'll feel cozy. If it does med up feeling cramped I'll just have to remove something.

I'm turning 21 next week. It doesn't really feel like a significant birthday but it does remind me of the fact that I move ever closer to not being a baby-adult anymore. Soon people will expect me to have my shit together which... Well... We'll see.

nil  ·  216 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You might find that literally nobody has their shit together. Trust me on that one.

WanderingEng  ·  216 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I turn 39 next week. Outwardly it might seem like I have my shit together, but I do not. Don't worry what others expect of you.

And happy birthday a little early.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  206 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you a lot late!

kingmudsy  ·  216 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I'm turning 21 next week. It doesn't really feel like a significant birthday...

I know it's right there in your username, but I'd somehow forgotten that you weren't American! 21 is when we're finally allowed to buy alcohol, so when I turned 21 a little over a year ago it was slightly more significant and probably more of a physiologically-destructive event :)

From one person moving house to another, I hope you have less of a headache than I've had. I'm going to be with my parents for about a month while the new lease gets signed, and I can't wait to have my own place. I love my current roommate and I love my parents, but as a simpering introvert there's nothing I dread more than several hours of social interaction immediately following work. I should probably try to be less of a shut-in, but c'est la vie...

swedishbadgergirl  ·  206 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I decided to opt for an apartment rather than a student corridor precisely to have my own space and not have to be social just because I want food. The move is going pretty smoothly so far (knock on wood) and it's actually starting to feel like a really nice place to live.

kingmudsy  ·  205 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Smart. Having done both, I preferred an apartment immensely. I doubt your economy is as fucked up as mine, but it was actually cheaper for me to rent an apartment than it was to live in student housing!

Higher quality living for less money and the ability to close my door and have the whole world leave me alone? Yes please :)