Moving Out of Playa Vista
Our apartment lease ended today. We rented a U-Haul and officially turned in our keys.
Over the past month, we've been packing up our apartment and slowly moving things over to the garage. As happy as we are to not have to pay another month of both rent and mortgage (it overlapped by three months), it's still bittersweet to say goodbye to our little corner of Playa Vista. Reminiscing on the past year has really shown us how much we've grown. Alex and I both started new jobs. I walked and biked to work. We took our first international trip(s) together — first Tokyo, then Rome, Florence, and Paris. We got ENGAGED. We spent so many weekends at the most beautiful dog park we've ever visited. We had an incredible Whole Foods also within walking distance. We hosted game nights. We dog-sat for friends. We had a solid gym routine for a few months (until we bought the house). We grilled in the communal area. We even had a pool and hot tub! We're closing a very special, pivotal chapter in our lives, but we're so excited to start the next one.
Also, let it be known that I DEVOURED this sul lung tang soup at our favorite Korean restaurant when we took a lunch break during the move.
For the next few weeks, we'll be living with Alex's mom and commuting to work until the house is ready for move-in. Thank you for the memories, Playa Vista! We won't be moving far, but we'll definitely miss all the little luxuries you've given us!