this was the first apartment my husband and I ever lived in together. we were just two kids who had started college and overall, we were pretty freaked out about being on our own. the very first week we lived at this apartment I remember we slept on the floor because we were waiting to have enough money to make a trip to IKEA to buy furniture. but we didn't care, we stayed up every single night watching movies on my laptop talking about our future. looking back, it was far from the nicest apartment in town (the building was built in the 30's and not remotely well kept, our bathroom was infested with ants once summer came around, the floors were uneven, our kitchen sink constantly leaked and basically the list of things that went wrong with this place was never ending) but for a short time it was ours, and regardless of how imperfect it was, we made it our home. a huge thank you to @paigeslag for creating this illustration for us, we absolutely love it because it reminds us of where we started.