I'm in what I'm affectionately calling "divorce purgatory" I refuse to rent an apartment there aren't any available in this tiny shitty town anyway. No apartments, condos, houses. Nothing available for me to sink my money into as an escape from being here.
So I'm stuck here for 3 to maybe 6 months. We're getting along, sort of, but it isn't easy. I'm eager to start the next chapter of my life. I look forward to buying a home (condo?) and establishing my own roots on my own terms. I've joked with my best friend about moving to New York to be with her in 8 years, either way, I'm getting the hell out of Iowa.
I just can't wait to be a semi-free bird. I can't move greater than 150 miles away but at least I can move... eventually.