It’s worth it
Cutting the commute, living in the midst of the action, being so close to the water, having so much good food a stone’s throw away… these are a few of the reasons why I’m reminded that the wait was worth it. On the tail end of that, I also see the deficiencies list with the condo shrinking, but still there. It’s definitely a new experience for me and it’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride.
I’ve learned some lessons from the whole pre-construction experience, but I am happy with where I am. I’m typing this as I stare out the window seeing windows with glimmers and flickers of light and boxes with wheels making their way across the city.
I haven’t quite worked out the whole chatting up neighbours thing yet. Do I put my headphones on and stare at the walls? Do I strike conversation and try to pick up gossip they’ve heard from chatting to construction workers on site? Do I just stand there in elevator silence? I guess this is why elevator music was created… to drown the awkward silence! It totally makes sense now! I’ve never had this problem since I grew up in a house and said hi to my neighbours whenever I saw them. Still trying to figure out my condo etiquette.
Aside from that, I just have to figure out a routine and not eat out everyday! At this rate, I’ll be gaining weight like I did when I first went off to university!