Finding a Harbor

It's official: the crazy stop-and-start,-cut-throat-competitive-paperwork-nightmare process of renting a New York apartment is DONE!

I had no idea what to expect, but the beauty of not having a plan, is that it's given me the much-needed freedom for improvising! 

And between couch-surfing and travel, there has been a LOT of improvising.

I had hoped to be able to blog over the last few months, but it turns out that "drifting" doesn't leave much time for writing about drifting--who knew?

 Hannah and I on the hunt for the perfect place.

Hannah and I on the hunt for the perfect place.

Apartment hunting theme music!

But as of today, I officially have a harbor to land in between drifting adventures! My friend/roommate Hannah and I went to look at some apartments in Williamsburg on Sunday. We weren't expecting much... I mean, a loft in Williamsburg? Sounded too good to be true. We needed three bedrooms, and space for five girls, with a budget that most New Yorkers would scoff at. But we figured it was worth a look.

We met up with Joey--a Chassidic Jew with killer Peyots and a permanent grin. He showed us about 5 different places over the course of the afternoon. There were pros and cons for each, but nothing was quite what we needed. We finally got to the last loft that Joey had to show us, and before he opened the door, Hannah and I looked at each other, "This is gonna be it..."



 Williamsburg! An artist hub that's central to everything :)

Williamsburg! An artist hub that's central to everything :)

Move-in December 1st... Success. Can't wait 'til my fabulous roommates--Hannah, Lydia, Rachel, and Deborah--and I move in and make it our own!