I think having a conversation with my dad really lifted my spirit. The funny thing is...he's going to California right when I'm going back to Michigan to visit him! Oh, the irony. I think I'll just extend my stay in Michigan a bit longer ^_^ Hopefully by the time I move back, my new apartment will be ready!!!
Another reason why I'm so happy is because I found the perfect place to live.
Finding the perfect place to live is such an adventure!
I toured a luxury high rise apartment in the heart of Seattle yesterday. The place is BOMB. It has everything, it's like living in hotel. You have a conciege team!, they do your dry cleaning, licensed professional dog-sitters!, they take care of your mail/packages (I definitely need that!) They even can make your restaurant reservations for you as well! The complex includes 24/hr indoor pool, hot tub, LIBRARY, business center, conference room on the 8th floor. Lounges, terrace, dog terrace. Seriously, could life get better? You don't even need to leave! The terrace is like THE BEST. Green grass, beautiful trees. BBQ Grills, fancy ass lawn furniture. A VIEW OF THE SPACE NEEDLE AND PUDGET SOUND. THE OCEAN.
Who wouldn't want to go home to this everyday? This is the entrance to the apartments. To the right is the desk where they have a plasma of when your dry cleaning will be done. lol They also announce the exact time UPS & USPS stop to pick up & drop off mail.
They have a unit ready to move into right now, but it's an East facing apartment. I need a West facing room to enjoy as much sunlight as possible : ) Since I make jewelry for a living, I need natural light for my health. Vitamin D!
I haven't been in this good of a mood for a while for say the past 3 months lol. Living with other people, and classless people at that is NOT for me. Obviously. Home hunting is seriously so much fun. I just love be able to tour & glimpse into other people's lives & living spaces. : ) They're all so much better than mine right now! Thank goodness my boyfriend shares my mentality on life. I have always had the paradigm to live differently than those around me. I don't believe in watching 12 hrs of TV religiously lol. I may spend time watching Ellen at 11am every morning, but it's to get a few good laughs to start my day off on the right foot.
I look forward to the future, always. I know at the end of the rainbow there is a pot of gold! I'm glad that Minh understands me more and more each day. He's not the best business person, which does bother me, but if he was, we'd probably be at each others throats. He's finally realizing that he too wants what I want. A grand life & lifestyle. Maybe I do lecture him when he watches TV, or answers legal questions for FREE. lol. Time is money, honey! Never settle for a boring life when you know in your heart you have the potential for greater.
Some people I know in RL may mistakenly think that I set goals to gain material wealth, but that just shows they don't know me. : ) What I strive for is an affluence of intellect. The material goods are just the perks. I don't really value material things...they just sit there.
But what I do value is a BRAIN. No one will take you seriously if you can't hold an educated conversation. Bottom line, stay in school, go to college, go on to better yourself! Don't do mindless work. Challenge yourself if you're out of school. If there is anything you never understood, for example how the stock market works. Take the time to study and research it : ) Then move on to the next. The more you know the better off you are in life. I have never settled for less, and my goals just get higher and higher and it feels so good when I am able to attain them. I do everything with a reason too because I'm careful not to waste time. I never just flip through a magazine just for leisure. I take as much as I can out of each article. I love absorbing the editor's thoughts & creative ideas when I flip open a fashion magazine. My biggest problem is spending time in the car. It's such a waste of time! But I wouldn't mind spending in the following : )
The best part of the whole experience is seeing a Maserati parked right in front of the entrance to the apartment doors. HELLO, I think we all wouldn't mind a Maserati. I hope one of my friends get one soon cause I know it's on their goal list! =P Shout out to the Maserati! Did you know they're the luxury version of a Ferrari? Ferrari's are the sport version. It's the same engine. One day I will own one of these two. In the mean time, Yuan -- drive me around in your Maserati next year! =P haha take me and Danielle to the mall please!
I love seeing Maserati's and Ferrari's driving around here in Bellevue. It just so different from Michigan! Where everyone drives boring GM cars.
BUT it's the building right next too Plaza 600 where Minh works! He can walk to work LITERALLY. Convenience is well worth it. Downstairs is a fancy Italian restaurant/bar. We ALWAYS see the finest cars valeted there (hence the Maserti we saw yesterday.)
Talk about a place to meet new friends! lol jk jk
It's just so convenient that it would be worth it. Minh & I are both young, and I think it's a great opportunity for us to live "THAT LIFESTYLE." It's a 5 minute walk from Barney's & Nordstrom..you cannot beat that! We're also looking at a few other luxury apartments including some in Bellevue. But we'll see if those can impress us more than the Metropolitan Towers.
So, at earliest we can probably move into the future high rise of my dreams in March ( Minh & I still have this lease at our current house until June)...but we can just have two homes for a few months lol. I'm so thankful to be able to get myself out of sharing a space with people I don't fancy. Life is great when money is not an issue. Work hard, and live the life you always dreamed of --that is my motto! One of my closet friends in New York enjoys $400-$700 weekend meals with his co-workers in Manhattan just because he's worked hard to be able to have that privilege. I love that he tells me all about it. lol He said the food is no better than anything you can get for $10. But the fact that you can enjoy it is worth the money. :D (I was all asking him, weren't you tempted to take photos?) haha, cause I am all about food art!
Something I've learned over time is to surround yourself with good people. Educated, intelligent, and encouraging people. Cut out anyone who has ever dragged you down. You know you have a friend who drags you down when you get that "cold vibe" from them. You all know what I'm talking about! Friends do rub off on you for the worst. I definitely need to share with you a book on interpersonal relationships. I live by that book, and so far it has taken me in the right path. I can't believe how true 99% of that book has related to my everyday life. They say if you have lazy friends, more than likely you will see yourself being lazy. It's SO TRUE. Influence is such a powerful "thing."
Honestly, ditch the losers in your life! They will never build you up. If anything they will dumb you down. Avoid people who do not help you become a better person.
Why not spend your life surrounded with great people? They are the ones that build you up without an ounce of jealous or envy. They're the ones to smile with you on vacations, and laugh with you at dinner. Find yourself great friends & life will be rewarding. That's all I have to say. : )
I'm so excited, and in such a great mood. I can't wait to share with you some great hauls & beautiful gifts I've received this new year : ) Stay tuned for tomorrow's post!