Just sort of a rant, but being an adult stinks! Well I guess I chose this. So I moved to Germany, and of course I am in the most expensive city there, in Munich. And I've been looking since July for a place to live and still haven't found one! The market here is crazy. I saw an ad on Tuesday, called and made an appt for Wed. night and it was cancelled Wed. afternoon because they already found someone! Crazy. So now I spend my mornings phone spamming people to make appointments (same day) to see apartments. Anyway, so I thought I'd be fun to live in Europe while I'm young. And it is. But I'm getting paid far less (gave up a cushy offer in Boston) and I have to pay in Euros! I just calculated what I would need to move into an apartment and it'd be around $3000 USD. GREAT. So for the first time ever, I have to borrow money from my parents. I haven't done that since first semester freshman year! To be fair, I spent about $3000 USD in the last 2 weeks traveling in Germany Italy and Austria with my baby brother (at my parents behest), who flew home today. So the worst part of growing up is finding a place to live and I guess I didn't realize how much worse I'd be making it by living in another country and in the most expensive city. =/ Oy, it's gotta get better after this! Feel free to share any other first apt stories. I could use some cheering up!