When I went to college, I lived with my mom and dad. When I graduated, I still stayed with them because I worked just a few miles away. However, when I was hired on as a high school teacher in Silver Spring, Maryland, I knew that it was time to cut the apron strings. I was given a very generous starting wage, plus I had some money saved up since I was living with my folks. That meant that when I looked at Silver Spring apartments for rent, I did not have to look at just ones that offered very little other than a place to stay.
I am not spoiled, but I am also not the type to sit in my apartment and watch TV all night either. I wanted to live in a place where there were social things going on. When I first saw the Ashford apartment that I am now in, I knew that it was the one that I wanted to get. There were a lot of different floor plans, and I got the one bedroom unit that has a den. I had no idea if I would even need a den, but I liked the idea of having one anyway.
I also liked the things available for everyone there. The swimming pool is huge, and the fitness center is second to none. I am able to get a good workout in both, and I have actually gotten in better shape in the short time I have been here. I never have a problem with parking, and work is only about six minutes away. That gives me plenty of time to just enjoy life when I am not working since I don't have a long commute. I thought it would be hard being on my own, but I am loving every minute of it!