I have been in Kuwait for about a year and a half and it took me this long to consider it home. It took me a while to get adjusted to life in Kuwait in general, but I’m now starting to realize that this is where I live. One of the biggest changes I made from last year was moving into the apartment I’m in now. My old apartment didn’t feel like home because I didn’t take the time to make it a home. I made very little changes to my old apartment. I figured it was only temporary so there was not a point in personalizing it.
The couch, curtains, and the leg of my table were all green in my old apartment. It wasn’t even a nice green, it was like a parakeet green. I knew people who bought couches or worked around the decor the apartments came with. Me, on the other hand, I didn’t want to put the time or the effort to do so. I’m lackadaisical when it comes to decorating. It’s not that I didn’t care how my place looked, it’s just that I didn’t feel like putting the energy into changing it. First, you have to know what colors work together and then search for specific items. It is a task that can easily take several days. Decorating is not my forte and because I couldn’t complete it in a day I just opted out. Since moving to my new apartment I really feel the difference decor makes. So much so that I am brainstorming ideas of how I would like my next home to look even though I still have one more year left. I’m brainstorming ideas now so when the time comes I will know what I want so I will know what to look for.
This apartment, as well as my other one, meets my basic needs. I have one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchen and living room. I have a normal size frog, a stove and oven, shower, and washing machine. I do not have a dryer. My washing machine is tucked away in my bathroom and can not fit a dryer. I may not have a dryer, but I do have a bidet sprayer. This is easily one of the best things about my apartment besides the decor. It leaves me feeling fresh and clean each time I go to the bathroom. This is one of the things I would like to add to my home whenever I settle.
One of the best parts about the building I live in is the convenience of hanging out with my friends. We chill at each other’s apartments and when going to far places together we can share a taxi. My friends are my Kuwait family and that is what really makes living here feel like home. I’m not going to lie and say that I love living in Kuwait because I don’t. Even though I don’t love it, I still am living the dream because this is what I wanted to do. On top of all of that, I get to travel.