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Zainab

Zainab moved to Austin, Texas, after getting married in June 2012. She is now doing her graduate studies in Urban Planning at the University of Texas in Austin (go Longhorns!). While Zainab has lived in almost ten different apartments with her parents, and subleased once for a semester with roommates. She is now living in her second apartment, after fire destroyed her first one. She enjoys volunteering, drawing, and writing in her free time.
What I Learned When My First Apartment Burned Down
What I Learned When My First Apartment Burned Down

What I Learned When My First Apartment Burned Down

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Standing outside in my ill-fitting pajamas near the neighbors from an adjoining building, with a laptop and my purse clutched tightly against my chest, I remember thinking what a different experience it was for me to view what was happening than it was for them. We saw the same balls of flame on a familiar…
Zainab Continues Decorating Her First Apartment in Austin
Zainab Continues Decorating Her First Apartment in Austin

Zainab Continues Decorating Her First Apartment in Austin

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Austin is an amazing city. Having only lived in large sprawling metros before, it’s lovely to live in a place where you can walk around, where you have interesting neighborhoods, culture, and so much to do. Austin is a blue island in a red state, a college town and the capitol, with many opportunities. My…
As Wedding Approaches, Apartment Hunting Continues in Austin
As Wedding Approaches, Apartment Hunting Continues in Austin

As Wedding Approaches, Apartment Hunting Continues in Austin

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The wedding is less than three weeks away. Most of the cards have been sealed and mailed, the registry completed, and now there is just an enormous amount of planning to do. I’ll be spending the summer post-wedding with my husband’s family before moving to Austin in August.  Thankfully that will only be a couple…
First Apartment Hunting Trip Just Raises More Questions
First Apartment Hunting Trip Just Raises More Questions

First Apartment Hunting Trip Just Raises More Questions

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I’m so excited to be blogging for MyFirstApartment!  Let me begin by saying that I’m getting married this summer, and this is my first apartment hunt. The wedding is in June and everything is a little crazy right now.  I’ve already dropped a class this semester, so I’ll be taking two online classes during the…