Getting My Own Apartment Has Been Liberating

I thought my life was over when I was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, but it turns out that it was one of the best things that could have happened to me. It caused me to re-evaluate my entire life, and I realized that there were not many aspects that I liked about it. I was not happy with where I was living, and I surely was not happy with the people I thought were my friends. Once I started treatment, one of the first things I did was look at apartments in Newport News.

I wanted to get in a better area of town, and I wanted to get away from people who were just a bad influence in my life. I really liked everything about Autumn Lakes, especially the fact that it was close to where my parents live as well as my oncologist’s office. I had been rooming with two other girls around my age, but they were party animals. When I was diagnosed, it was almost like it was an inconvenience to them. That is why I only looked at one bedroom apartments, because I knew that I did not want another roommate.

The one bedroom units that I found are really nice too. It is just the right size for me, and it is much nicer than my last apartment. The kitchen is really nice, and it is my favorite room of all. I did not have the room to do all the cooking I wanted before since I had limited cupboard and counter space there, but I have all the kitchen small appliances I could ever want now. Having this freedom in my very own apartment was actually a great part of my healing process, mostly because I met some really great people who have turned out to be true friends here!