April 29, 2006 at 12:04 pm
Now there’s a number I like to see! 224. Thank goodness. I don’t know how I would have dealt with three weeks straight of gaining. It probably helped that I stayed in bed until noon and was dehydrated, but whatever works!
I’ve got to keep this short because I’m going apartment hunting today. One place in particular looks very promising, though it’s right at the cusp of what I can afford. It’s a complex of studio and one bedroom apartments, so there won’t be other people’s kids running around on the ceiling. It’s also right next to a trail that runs through the city which I could go walking or biking on. Nice neighborhood too. I even checked the crime rate online and it’s low. I’m hoping I can get them to knock a little off the rent, but I hate negotiations like that. One of the reasons I bought a Saturn was because it’s no-haggle.
I just have to remember to believe in my own power. I tend to think everyone else has the power to make decisions or set prices and make things happen, but I have to remember I have power too. Half of being powerful is just believing you have power in the first place and then acting like it. Like they say, fake it until you make it. The worst thing that can happen is they’ll say no, that’s the final price. But I still feel uncomfortable asking for a better price. I seriously need to get over this “Take what you’re given” complex I seem to have.