So now I am living with my boyfriend and our roommates (another couple) in an apartment right now. It's not too bad, but it's definitely not something I enjoy, well, the apartment part anyway. First of all, I dislike living in apartments, especially when you're on the top floor, I'm not too fond of being cautious of how loud or noisy I am. Second, we don't get to keep our German Shepherd, Skyy with us until we all find a house (which is by November hopefully!), so someone else is keeping her for now. Anyway, besides the fact that I hate apartments, we actually have pretty cool roommates. And of course, there are things that suck about having roommates, that's how it's always going to be, whether it be family or just really close friends... roommates are tough. BUT, we love our roommates, I can honestly say I haven't gotten along with any other roommates in the past as well as I do with my current ones, which is really good. And don't even get me started on the shitty roommates I've had in the past! Like my aunt for example. *Ahem*... not even going to get into that one!
I lived in a small town for 6 years when we moved from California to Washington, I was about 13. I hated it ever since we got there. You'll hear people all the time saying "Oh, Washington is so beautiful and so green!", and sure, they're right... it's because we never see the darn sun! Okay, well maybe a few days out of the year. Anyhow, I was never the small town kind of girl. I don't enjoy feeling isolated from the rest of the world. I love interacting with others, and I love hanging out with friends. Once I graduated from high school, I was out. I moved to a small city, few months later I moved to a city that was a little bigger. Then, recently, my boyfriend and I moved to Portland and it feels amazing being in the middle of all the hectic, chaotic craziness. I know, I know, it sounds insane; but I absolutely love the city. I live very close to downtown, and let me tell you, driving through there at night is just beautiful. I love the city at night especially. But then again, that's how every city is. So if you live in the city, you know what I mean. There is always something to do, even when you're broke and have no money, there are simple, free things you can find to do. It's not like living in a tiny, godforsaken town and only having the option to do things that are free. HA!
Don't get me wrong, there are things that I don't like about the city. Like the fact that not only do I hear sirens every single day, but every single hour! Now that is scary, let alone annoying. It's just frightening thinking about the kinds of things that happen here, and even everywhere else in the world. The city has a high crime rate as opposed to towns. There are shootings, robberies, and pretty much anything else you can think of. It really is scary. I also hate when people drive like idiots, and I know it happens everywhere, but it's much worse where there are more people. It's ridiculous. Oh, and did I mention the bicyclists who have to ride on the road?! That drives me crazy. That is one of the things that bothers me the most, because not only do I have to be stuck behind a slow person, but I have to be extra cautious that a pedestrian is in front of me the whole time. However, I do know that I'd choose the city over a small town any day.