The apartment we wound up with is from a guy who replied to an ad I posted on Craigslist that just said “couple with cat seeking 1br apt in ironbound, $1500 or less”
He described an awesome place (I know I keep saying this but seriously having a parking space and a washer and dryer are both MAJOR conveniences that add a lot of value to my life) that sounded so fucking rad…but he was asking $1650.
At that point we were like, “well yeah that would be awesome but we can’t afford that” and we moved on to checking out other places.
Last night an hour before we were ready to put down a deposit on another place for $1525, I got an email from the guy with the first place saying he would accept $1550 because he really needed to get the place rented before 10/1 because he’s about to be going away for a few months.
I wound up really not liking that apartment last night, and parking there was a bitch so I was really turned off. And at $1550 this place didn’t feel completely unaffordable anymore. So we went to see it tonight and we put down a deposit and it’s ours 10/1.
That’s how it works. Get clear on your desire and then let it go completely, remain unattached to the outcome. And then, without the resistance of your desperate need, you allow your desires to easily flow to you.
The feeling I have now is the feeling I’ve been thinking of for the past week. I kept saying, “you’re going to feel so much better and all of this will be resolved in a week. What is that going to feel like?” And I’ve just been holding that space. And now my circumstances and events have reflected that state of mind.