Oh my glob, you guys. Ok, first, I have a confession to make. I am adulting really late in life. I kinda basically never “moved out.” I lived at home through college, then lived at home afterwards to help defray the student loans (which are now paid substantially down), then I just kind of… kept living at home. It was partially the bad economy, which hit my dad and step-mom as badly as me, as well as complacency. But the time to get off the proverbial pot has come, and I’ve gotten my first apartment. (Gus and I).

Admittedly, I feel horribly ill-equipped to do this thing all my peers were doing ten years ago. And I feel sheepish asking questions about the process or even celebrating it. But I know I can turn to GT :)

Soooo… when you all got your first place, what were things you were surprised to find you needed? What stuff is obvious stuff that you still forgot until you moved in and realized “oh crap, I need that”? What else what else what else?!?! I feel like I am going to need to throw up until I actually move in, and probably a good three months after that.

Also, it is worth noting that I only looked at two places and applied at one. I was convinced the process would be horrible and drawn-out because no one ever has a good time doing this. It’s all horror stories. I was fully prepared to be let down and denied. Since that didn’t happen, I now have a little worry worm burrowing in my head that *something’s just going to go wrong later.* Please tell me that’s not true??? :0