by, 18-Feb-2011 at 23:49 (367 Views)
Yeah, I'm going to be relocating to a different apartment in a couple of months.
I'll most likely have to find a room to rent for a little while until I can save up enough for a deposit and first month's rent for another apartment of my own.
Ever since I lost my last job, money has been a lot tighter, and I came to the realisation that I really can no longer afford to spend $630 a month for rent on my one-bedroom place. That's considerably more than half of my fixed income.
My mother thinks I am being impulsive and selfish when I say that I am moving out of this apartment complex (because my grandmother lives in the same complex, she thinks I am abandoning my family). She clearly does not understand that I no longer have the money to stay here for much longer.
Add in the fact that the landlord has every intention of raising my rent when the lease renews in May. Yeah, really.
It's no big deal that I am going to have to move (I figured it was going to come to this point some time ago). My family is complaining to me about how relocating to another apartment complex in town is going to be a "big mistake", but they aren't willing to help me pay the rent here, so they really have no right to make that call. I don't need their help in the move - I have plenty of friends now that are willing to help me in this undertaking. I think, subliminally, my family is jealous that all of my attention is being directed towards the AA circles these days. Some of them are complaining that I am going to "too many meetings", that I have "joined a cult", etc.....