And THE WEEK is continuing, ladies and gentlemen. Yesterday I got a very interesting call from my landlord in Zagreb. Guess who has to move out of her apartment? ME!
I cannot even begin to explain the stress it is to look for apartments in Zagreb. Just yesterday as I was drowning in the desperation of seeing people renting 20m2 “apartments” for 350€+utilities I was watching the news with my mom and there was a whole segment on how the apartments in Zagreb are one of the most expensive in Europe in regards to the average pay in Croatia.
Let’s get this clear, I am not head over heels for the place I am living in now, there are a lot of problems with it but it’s affordable, it’s in a good location and I’ve made a home for me there. I did not have an oven, only a stove top so I bought a mini oven. It is a small apartment, not a lot of storage space but I made it work by buying some boxes, organizing stuff better. I even got my family to come and bring me plates and other stuff because this apartment had none. I really tried had for the last few months to make myself as comfy as possible in that place and now I have to move. FML.
When I was looking for an apartment at the beginning of the year, if you are a loyal reader you will remember, it took me a month of looking at apartments constantly to actually, finally find something. It’s exhausting and what’s worse of all is that people can sometimes be very, very rude and deceiving. There were so many people who did not disclose, prior to me coming to see the place, that it has been severely damaged in the earthquake(s). I do not want to wake up every morning and see a crack in the ceiling. And did they at least lower the prices then? NOOOOOOOOOO
I can’t do this again. I’ve seen some places and I know that the chances of me finding another affordable apartment on a great location are slim but it might happen. I am still willing to give a bit more money for a place than I am now as long as I can live alone. I’ve had terrible experience with roommates so I do not plan on doing that ever again. I would rather come back home and live with my mom than live with someone I barely know ever again.
So, yeah, I am kind of nervous and miserable. But at least my mom is doing well health-wise so it won’t be a problem if I go back to Zagreb now to hunt for an apartment.
Happy Friday everyone, hope you are having a better time than I am.