I remember reading books as a pre-teen where the protagonists were in their early 20’s and did things like own houses, get married,  have real jobs, and have kids. And I remember thinking how far away that seemed. And now here I am at 26 with a real job that never quite feels like a real job,  but I’m finally about to check off the first thing on my being a grown up check list: I’ve bought a condo!

With the very generous help of my parents, I have purchased a one bedroom condo in Vancouver. It’s just blocks away from my old apartment and has everything I wanted (except a balcony, so if anyone wants me old little BBQ, let me know).  Most excitingly it has a kitchen three times the size of my old one, a dishwasher, and in suite laundry!

I signed the final paperwork this afternoon and take possession when I get home from tour at the end of April. It’s all very exciting.

The condo, looking from the living room towards the kitchen

The condo, looking from the living room towards the kitchen

Signing all the paperwork to make it official

Signing all the paperwork to make it official