Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Home Alone


Tomorrow we are moving out our condo in Dorchester and on Thursday we are moving into a small house in Marblehead, MA. I've always wanted to live near the ocean. I figured I'd have to wait until I was retired. I got it in my head that I was going to be a city dweller because... that's just me. I live in the city. I think this pandemic has thrown a lot of people's perceptions of themselves into the blender. I know tons of people who are making drastic shifts in their lives, careers, goals, living situations, etc. We started sort of casually looking in late spring, then we started REALLY looking in the summer, and we found this little house in August. Shockingly, given the insane pandemic real estate market, it worked out. I'm excited. But also, I just realized, I have not lived in a non-shared space in nearly 24 years. I went from my parents' house to my dorm room and then to apartment after apartment until I moved here two years ago. I've always had other people in the building with me. When Doug goes to work on October 12th, I will be truly home alone for the first time in my adult life. And I'm not complaining, but it's WEIRD.


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