Looking for your first apartment is something that is supposed to be fun for a young person. For me, it was anything but that. I had a little over two weeks to find a place to live because my dad was transferred to another division, which meant that he had to move to Philadelphia. He and my mom were able to break the lease on the apartment we had been sharing, and I had to start looking at Newport News apartments a lot faster than I ever thought I would.
My dad offered to continue to pay for the apartment that I had been living at with them, because he knew that I would not be able to afford it on my own. While it was a generous offer, I did not want him to have to support two households. I told him I would look for an apartment starting that day, and I was actually able to find one that had an opening. I never thought I would find one that I liked so fast, and I would not have been able to do that had I not used my computer to look at different places.
The place I found is a one bedroom unit that has one bathroom. There are no extra frills with it, but that is okay because it made it that much more affordable for me. I am so happy with my new apartment. I thought at first that I would just stay here until I saved enough to move into a bigger place, but I have discovered something in the few months that I have been living here. It is actually a really nice apartment, and I am very content with it. I will just continue to save my money while I live in the apartment that is perfect for me and my needs.