I finally moved to my favorite city!! It's about time! Excuse my absence the past few months, I've been settling in and taking some time to myself. I think I'm adjusting rather well, way better than I thought I would be! I really love my new home and I'm so excited to begin this new journey in my life.
A little over a year ago I fell in love with the Station North Arts district in Baltimore, I never imagined that in a years time I would be living in the heart of it. Let me tell you a little bit about the building I live in because its a little out of the ordinary.....
The building I reside in is called The Copycat Building, right in the heart of the arts district of Baltimore. The Copycat was built in 1897 (100 years before I was born!!!!) as a manufacturing warehouse. Residents have been living here for over 25 years now, but you're not gonna find your typical "residents" here. Most of the tenets here are artists, creatives, free spirits. It is a safe place for anyone and everyone and the inside of the building is a canvas for all residents. Every type of artist you can imagine live here, musicians, painters, sculptures, models, photographers, filmmakers you name it! Many known musicians have performed and lived here in the past! A few of my favorites like Dan Deacon and Sun Club included!
Now the Copycat isn't like your typical apartment, one elevator kinda feels like a 3x3 death box, while the other one resembles The Tower of Terror, however I wouldn't want it any other way. As you make your way through the halls you pass many units and each one is extremely unique and artistic in its own way. My unit is tucked away towards the back of my floor, I share the unit with 3 roommates, 1 cat, and my dog! Our bathroom is shared with the unit next to us and is located outside in the hallway common room by the kitchen! As I said, the Copycat isn't for everyone. In our unit's common room we have a pool table, nintendo 64 and of all things a half pipe!
I made it a goal to make my room as cozy as possible, I guess you could say I'm a nester. I created the perfect little room for myself and I made it feel like home. Moving out of my parent's house I was worried, I have always had separation anxiety with my house. Vacations would be hard, I hated sleepovers when I was younger, I just loved being home. My family was worried as was I, but they were nothing but supportive during my move and I'm so grateful for them and all their help. This has been one of the biggest steps I've ever made, I never thought I would live on my own and share a bathroom with 7 people! Here I am though and so far it has been amazing, and I've learned so much. I'm happy to say that I am so proud of myself! Never be afraid to step outside your comfort zone, take risks, and believe in yourself! I know it sounds cheesy but go explore! I'm currently taking a break from college because college will always be there but my youth will not be. I'm taking life one step at a time and trying to capture as much as I can in photos.
Bellow you will see photos of my friends in my room and at Rawling Conservatory.