Towards the end of 2016 I found myself longing to get out of my 3 bed apartment. I was just so overwhelmed with the space; I live alone,I just wanted something smaller for myself.
To be honest it was also just about being money wise. I started to feel wasteful. Renting such a large space for one person when I could be saving some money to be an owner. Its these kind of decisions that matter in life.
In no time, I found a nice one bed apartment in a newly developed complex and I was happy with it. Except that its on the top floor and the stairs leave nothing to be envied. Guess I need the exercise.
I love my new place, though its right next to the high way and my quality for my videos will suffer. I still love it. I love the light that comes through it.
I dont like the dust or the noise. When it rains its crazy up here. Moving from big to small is challenging. I have more things than could fit in here. My furniture is large and I have too many clothes and shoes! But of course I made a plan.
Its amazing how a small space can make you so creative. In the beginning I struggled so much. I felt claustrophobic. I kept complaining about the space and where to fit what. In the end when I made peace with it, everything fell into place.
In our 20s, I feel its very important that we do not take the little money we make for granted. We need to learn and be able to invest and spend it well. This is what I learned and have applied to my life.
Its not about doing things like someone else, or looking like you live large. Its about thinking about the future and accepting that the sooner you save, the better.
A bit more on my decor, I love white. I love grey and pastel colours. Lately I have been into metals and because am so eclectic I have mixed rose gold, gold and silver all over the house. The light coming into this apartment is really good. Makes my colours look really good.
I should do an apartment tour as soon as all is in place but here are a few snippets of my favourite corners of the house.