January 2017

There were a few apartments in Topeka KS that were at the top of my list, but I was still looking around and wasn’t sure if I was ready to bite the bullet yet. I was also looking at some other nearby towns. What gave me the ability to make up my mind, was landing a job in Topeka. had send out resumes to quite a few companies in the area, and one of them offered me a job that I absolutely could not refuse. I figured it would be best to live in the same city so that I would be close to my office, and the fact that the apartments that I had seen there were the ones that I was most happy with made it all the better.

I wish that I could say that my parents were still alive and that I have siblings that I’m close to. But I don’t have that in life. I have made a lot of friends over the years, but I miss having family. That said, I believe that friends can become family too. I had previoulsy been living in another country where I spoke the language and worked for a company there. But I had trouble making new friends there because I was from a foreign country. I wanted to get back to the US and live in a city that I had once lived in before and had met many people in the past that were friendly and nice. Topeka is that city.

Leaving the country that I had been living and working in for 10 years was not a sad thing for me. I was ready to leave. It did not feel like home to me, and I always felt like an outsider there. I never felt that way in Kansas. So I was really looking forward to moving, and it turned out that the move helped to make me very happy. I have joined some local clubs, gotten to know some new people, and I even hooked up with some of my old friends once again.

One thing that I really like to have is choices. When I accepted a job offer at a business that is definitely going places in Parkville, Missouri, I knew that I needed to look at apartments in Parkville. While it is just me, I did not want to limit myself to looking at just one bedroom apartments. I have lived in apartments for over 20 years now, and I knew that one bedroom units can be tiny and confining. I was pretty sure I was going to go with a two bedroom unit, but that was only until I looked at the floor plans for the Links at Parkville apartments.

The rooms here are spacious, and I was able to look at so many different floor plans. The one bedroom units were extremely appealing to me because of their sizes, and I ended up going with one that has one bedroom and one and a half bathrooms. The apartment itself is great because of everything that is included with it. I did not have to bring any window coverings with me, and I really appreciated the dishwasher and garbage disposal. Perhaps my most favorite part of it though is the balcony.

There are so many things outside of it too. I have my own garage, which is something I never thought I would have. I also am able to enjoy the pool and fitness center, which means I do not have to have a separate health club membership. I like being able to work out right where I live instead of driving somewhere to do it. There are so many shops and restaurants around too, and it is just the perfect location for someone like me. I was excited to move here, and I am still excited about being here after nearly a year!

I knew next to nothing about Texas until I went there with a friend to go to a big music festival. For years, I had heard about this festival often because people from across United States attend it annually. So, it’s ironic that I soon needed to look at apartments in Austin TX because of a job transfer. This was a city that I knew nothing about previously, and suddenly, within only 2 month’s time, it was to be my new home. But there are no complaints from me, I really enjoy it here.

I was living in Florida before. And while I know that there are millions of tourists who visit the state year after year for the beautiful beaches, I spent very little time going to the beach myself. It always seemed so add me to live where there’s something so important like the water and the sand, but I never really cared for it. I often went only when family and friends came to visit me and they wanted to spend time on the beach. As soon as they left town, I had no interest in going back alone. The beauty was wasted on me. There are no beaches in Austin, but instead, there are a lot of fun things to do that fit me perfectly.

Now that I’ve had about six months to get settled in, I have realized it I’m so much happier here. This town is all about creativity in general as well as food. There’s so many different types of people here. There are festivals all year long. There are a lot of music venues. Where I lived before, there were a lot of seafood restaurants. Here, there are restaurants that serve different types of food from all around the world. I like how diverse it is here.