Rantings of a Neurotic Artist
Let's just get the shameless plugging out of the way first, shall we?
So right now, I've got a sale going on for my StorEnvy
account. I'm selling bundles of prints and a few discounted prints. And if you enter the code quietplace
at the checkout, you'll get an extra 20% off. Sale ends December 15th when I'm going to close my Etsy
so I can go visit my family back in the States. RedBubble
will still be open.
Please? I'm in a bit of a pickle right now, as I shall further explain...
I've been in my new place for about a week now. And... quite frankly, I'm thinking about moving again. The noises aren't better here, they're WORSE. My new roommates always slam doors and cabinets, the floors are creaky, and someone keeps turning up the thermostat WAY too high. It's been super freezing outside lately, but I'm sweating buckets at night because my room feels like a freaking sauna.
I really want to talk to new roommates about it, but heaven knows I feel awful doing so considering I'm the newbie and it takes a lot of courage for me to talk to new people and especially ask them something from them.
I've been considering talking to my landlord first and then we can both address it together, but I don't know if that would make my roommates hate me.
I could deal with absolutely everything else, from the dirty kitchen attracting gnats, the dirty bathroom, the desk chair I keep almost falling over in, and the overall disrepair state of the house (not that I was expecting Buckingham Palace for $200 less than my previous place). I will take it upon myself to clean as best as I can but if I can't bloody SLEEP at night, there's just no point.
The good news is the roommates are really nice and friendly and I don't feel the animosity I felt with one of my previous roommates. Also no one randomly walks around at 2-4AM on weeknights, and so far no one's invited a bunch of people over without warning and making a lot of noise like my previous landlord. But, still... slamming around until 11:30 at night is still too much when I need to wake up early every morning.
Shoot, even when noises aren't keeping me awake, I've been finding myself getting an average of about 5-6 hours of sleep a night for the past two weeks. No particular reason, I just can't get to sleep and then I wake up an hour before my alarm for NO reason. I've gotten by on 5-6 hours of sleep no problem. One or two nights of it is nothing, but two solid weeks is really draining me, and I think it might have to do with just being prepared to hear noises. Not that I'm hearing them, but like a soldier waiting for the enemy attack, I'm waiting for the noises to further grate on my anxiety. And then of course, I'm stressed out about things in general.
Since I'm paying at a month-to-month basis, I'm not obligated to stay here past January. But unfortunately I graduate in March and not many places offering housing for students will only take me for only a couple of months.
I just don't know what to do... I just. Want. To sleep.
*Sighs and puts earplugs in*