March 11, 2012 - 12:00 PM
I have lived in four different places in the four different years that I have spent in Eugene. The first was the dorms, which were a unique but ultimately difficult experience for me. The second place that I lived was on Augusta Street, on the other side of Hendrick's Park far removed from campus. I was only a 10 minute bike ride from campus, but I felt like I was a world away.
Last year I lived on Agate Street at 20th. I really enjoyed having my commute be a leisurely walk to school. The area was gorgeous and the real estate prices beyond anything I could or will be able to afford in my lifetime. It was really a treat being able to walk over to Washburne Park any time I pleased to read a book and bath in the sun.
Now I live in South Eugene on College Hill. This is easily the best house that I have lived in. I have a beautiful view of the Masonic cemetery and campus from where I now sit in my living room. I've got about four months left on my lease and intend to spend as much of that time as possible looking out the window at this incredible sight. It has been quite the journey up to this point- I have always at least partially hated my living situation and now I love it so much that it will take quite a bit more for me to ever leave. In the meantime you can find me curled up on the sofa with some coffee and a good novel most of the day in the rainy weather, appreciating everything while it lasts.