It has been a year since I was packing and unpacking stuff from and old home to a new one. I have changed beds four times in the last four years. Maybe it’s my lucky number.
It was not a pleasant experience searching for a new apartment here in Madrid: for some reason everything we saw was either too old or too expensive, until we found the current place where I’m now typing from.
We were supposed to be in Barcelona right now but a turn of events made us reconsider our decision. We are still recording our album here and it was kind of precipitated to leave it mid way and move to another city.
So here I am posting from our new home. I am proud to say I packed and unpacked everything in three days. I cleaned and organized pretty much like the little OCD freak I am in one day and oh… you have no idea how excited I am to start decorating. I will try to find a balance between that and the recording.
As soon as I am settled in I will show more before and after pics!
P.S: Nina is absolutely in love with the big balcony.
I remember having a comfortable office back in our old apartment. Remember this post? Well I am going to show you my new tiny workspace.
We bought this desk at Ikea and it was resting in our bedroom. I adopted our dining table as my office and everyday I had to move my things when we…well…dined. So I moved the desk from the bedroom to our living room (since there was an available space now that the Christmas tree was gone) and now I have a lovely view from where I am now writing this post.
I added my office supplies so it felt more like a workspace. Before you go all judgemental on me for the little uncomfortable pink chair, I am going to buy a proper sitting chair so I won’t turn into Quasimodo before the year ends.
I am also going to add some more things…but for now…here it is:
What do you guys think?
1) My legs are sore of so much walking.
2) I can’t explain this wonderful feeling of walking in the street and feeling the fresh air in my face.
3) I love to walk and walk and wander around.
4) I see small coffee shops and old streets.
5) I stare at the “tapas” in every Madrid’s restaurant tables.
6) I drink “cafe con leche” like crazy.
7) I am like a little bird who has finally opened the small cage and is flying through the trees.
8) I get overwhelmed, I sometimes let go a tear or two but this time because I am free.
9) I don’t hide my phone in the streets, I don’t worry every time I go to the supermarket because I know I will find the things I am looking for.
10) I miss my sister, my mom, my dad and I can’t walk by a dog without missing Nina.
11) This has been hard. I try to focus on the things ahead but somehow I find myself remembering the things I left behind.
12) I am scared but also excited to start this new adventure.
The weather is starting to get a little chilly and the summer heat is far forgotten, but I am happy that this time my hands are the ones who are cold and not my heart.
I am ready for you Madrid.
I loved this place since I entered the first time and saw the natural light coming in from the windows. The apartment owners are the sweetest people you can meet. While they explained paperwork, all I did was stand there and enjoy what would be my new home.
I started mentally organizing the apartment and getting really excited how everything was going to turn out.
The first thing I did was clean the place like three times. After that, we had to improvise a lot. We bought two pillows and a blanket. They gave us the key to the apartment at 9 pm. We had little time to buy things for the night but we managed to sleep like babies in our new home.
Next day was all about IKEA : my new best friend. We bought our furniture there and some decorations. I can’t wait to start my DIY projects for the house! (Yes, that peach wall is going DOWN)
What I am going to show you is just a temporary look of the apartment. We have been working like crazy and having strange hours of sleep. But I want to show you how it is coming along.