What if I don't want to move?
I don't think I want to move. I love our apartment. LOVE. It's not perfect, but it's pretty wonderful. The thought of moving -- all of it, the boxes, the hassle, the unknowing your neighbors, neighborhood and where the damn Walgreens is, seems completely overwhelming. Our current place is amazing because of the high ceilings, walk-ability, awesome landlord and the fact we don't live above or below anyone. Looking at our prospects, I'm not optimistic we'll find anything. Plus the race to be the first takers or act now or lose the apartment! really stresses me out and makes me unable to think clearly. Once we do find a place, how quickly will we need to move? Do we ask friends to help us move again? Don't you think they're probably sick of doing that?
It's not reasonable, I know. Moving to a closer location would enable me to be a lot less stressed and tired; the commute is inexplicably draining. It's about 2.5 hours a day, sometimes 3. Moving to a closer place would enable me to go to the gym, get enough sleep and spend more time with Pete and Lucia. I know. I know I know. Sigh.