I thought college was a hard experience, but the real challenge was the real world. I was faced with the task of apartments for rent in Santa Fe NM after leaving college, and it was something that I wasn’t prepared to face. Choosing the right school is tough, but choosing the right living place can be even tougher, because you have to play for it with your own money, and you have to make sure that it’s a great place to live, as you’ll be in a lease for a period of time. I looked at the apartments with a critical eye, and was quick to dismiss everything over what I considered to be minor imperfections.
Being critical of places is good to a degree, as you can miss out on some truly great places if you deem everything unworthy. I asked my parents to help me decide on a place, because they have a less critical eye than I do. When they chose their first apartment, they were ready to live just about anywhere that had a decent price. There weren’t many options that they could afford, so they had to make due. Their living conditions weren’t ideal, but they made the apartment their home while they were there.
I had a bigger list of favorable apartments after my parents helped, so the only thing left to do was to take a look at each one of these apartments and choose one. While looking at the apartments in person, my critical eye was kicking in again, and I was dismissing everything. There was one apartment that looked better than all of the ones I visited. I was ready to cast it aside, but I decided to let go of my attitude and give the apartment a chance. I’m glad I did, because I actually love the place.