Virginia is one of the most beautiful states I have ever been to. I had only passed through on various travels, but I knew that I wanted to live there one day. It had more to do than just the scenery. The people there are just so nice and friendly, which was something I definitely was not used to. I had lived in a big city where i did not even know my neighbors, so I looked at Lynchburg VA apartments when I decided I had enough of living like that.
I am self employed, and I can work from anywhere. I consider myself fortunate to be able to have that luxury. It took a lot of failures along the way, but I am now a successful photographer in demand, no matter where I am at. That is why I travel a good bit, and it is very profitable finally. Even though I only wanted a one bedroom apartment, I still looked at the layouts for the two and bedroom units. I knew I would not need one that big, but I was contemplating having a home office instead of leasing a studio there.
In the end, I did go with a one bedroom apartment because I would need the studio space for my darkroom materials. I did not want to have to go through the trouble of creating a darkroom out of a second bedroom, and I do like to keep work and home life separate. I am very pleased with the apartment that I have now, and I find it amazing that I actually do know the majority of my neighbors after being here only a couple of months. I am really going to enjoy living in a much smaller city where people take the time to get to know you.