Yes, it's true! The contract got signed yesterday. I move in on February 1st! Rejoice!
I'm so ready to move out of this corridor (dorm) room. I've met a lot of wonderful people here and there are a couple of them that are still living here that I'm gonna miss. But, I mean, you can only share a kitchen and bathroom with so many people for so long before you get sick of it. And I've been pretty damn tired of the low level of cleanliness and order for at least a year.
You can see a picture of the building I'm moving into here. That's "my" balcony on the second floor to the right.
The best part, aside from the fact that it's five times bigger than where I live now and I'm gonna have my own kitchen and bathroom, is that my brother and sister live in the same complex just a few doors down, so we're gonna be able to "pop in" instead of planning "visits" in advance because I live on the other end of town. Great! That's the only negative though, that it's so far away from here. Right now I live like 3 minutes away from work and it's gonna take some getting used to before I can happily ride my bike or take a bus early in the morning.
But I don't care! I got an apartment!