For those who frequent this blog, you know that Mandy and I were in Seattle this past weekend to secure housing for this summer's move. Well...we found a place. We will be living in an apartment complex called Century Villa located just north of downtown Seattle.
The apartment is small, expensive, and lacks many of the features we were looking for in an apartment, but we feel like it is the perfect place for us. We went to Seattle thinking that our priorities in housing were things like washers and dryers, dishwashers, and parking spaces, but after a few days of shopping, we realized that the thing that matters most to us is a good location.
Century Villa lacks many of the perks (except for its rather large storage unit downstairs), but sits in an incredible location in the city, just north of downtown atop Queen Anne Hill. We are minutes from downtown, half a block from coffee shops, grocery stores, and the bus stop, and 3 blocks from Kerry Park, the photographer's location in every Seattle postcard you've ever seen. In the end, we chose a place that would offer us less conveniences in order to choose a place that would shape us as people. We are excited about the people God is molding us into, simple people who love God, each other, the community, and the world around us.