I had always admired the apartments in midtown Atlanta, as I passed by them 5 days a week during my commute to and from my job across town. I had been wanting to find some place to live closer to my office so that I didn’t have to spend so much time sitting in my car each day. I was ired of driving 3 hours round-trip on a continuous basis, And that didn’t include the time that I need to take to go drop off and pick up my daughter from her school, go to the grocery store and do other errands, too. I felt like I was spending most of my time in the car or at work.
I was really envious of how so many many other people are able to stay on top of all their home duties when they have a full-time job, kids and so many things to take care outside of their homes. When I get home at night, I don’t have the ability to kick off my shoes and relax like so many other people do. I want to have that same freedom every night, too. I felt that was so unattainable for so long, and I also knew that I would have to make a change in life in order to make it happen.
It finally occurred to me that I was going to have to move to another residence closer to work in order to carve out some extra time. Spending 3 hours in the car just to get to and from work was not working any longer for me. I didn’t want to live downtown, so midtown would work perfectly for me. It would give me three hours of time back every day. Now that my daughter and I live in a new place, we have an extra few hours every day to spend time with one another.