What could possibly be the downside to travelling? the settling down part after the travelling is done, thats what. I love only having a suitcase to call mine, in fact I thrive on the limitations I am forced to place on myself because whatever I own needs to fit into that one particular suitcase. I am finding myself totally overwhelmed with the process of settling down, anyone else had this problem?
Since returning to Calgary my time has been split between catching up with my sisters and friends and trying to find a place for Jason and I to call home. As if it wasn't enough to try and except that rent prices have really increased but due to the floods that they experienced last year there is a serious lack of available rentals. Combine that with credit checks, references and a million questions regarding my why I am not currently employed the process was exhausting.
I am happy to report that I have found a place, a nice although smaller then I would have liked place. Now with this comes a whole kind of other problem, finding furniture to fill up this space. I was lucky enough to have my older sister with me when shopping for a mattress. I have never had to shop for any kind of furniture being lucky enough to take it from home when I moved out or been gifted it from friends and family. When asked what I was looking for in a mattress I replied a comfy one. Seeing the panicked expression on my face my sister took over asking all the right questions and figuring everything out right down to when it could be delivered.
Have you ever been in a furniture store? Its absolutely terrifying. The sales people jump on you the moment you arrive in the door and even after you let them know you are just browsing proceed to follow you around the entire store until it gets to the point you just want to leave because you can't concentrate with this person watching your every move.
To date we currently have a mattress, box spring and a very comfy couch bought for the high price of $75 from the Habitat for Humanity re-store. This furniture shopping business will probably be a long one for me as I currently look around our place and am content with what little we have in here. In this experience I have discovered that I much prefer hunting for hidden treasures in the second hand stores. Pieces that have history, that are just begging to be brought back to life and for me to put my own mark on them.
Have you ever found anything extraordinary in a second hand store?