As I have written, we moved to a one bedroom apartment in late December. We were in a 1200 sq ft two bedroom apartment and I never felt comfortable there. I wandered around the community and talked to people, looked at different parts of the community, and looked at vacant apartments. If I was in the apartment, I sat in my chair or went to bed. I seldom used the other rooms except to escape the political discourse on television that my Wife liked to watch. Then I would go in the second bedroom, which we used as an office and put my headphones on.
Now, in our 600 sq ft one bedroom, I am comfortable. I feel safe and complete. I seldom go out of the apartment to seek companionship or relaxation. The apartment has become my "safe place". I also love the view out of our living room winds. Trees, large lawn, bushes, flowers, squirrels, butterflies, birds, and the changing weather. Both Marcel the Wonder Poodle and I love the show out of that window.
I find this interesting since we spent much of our life chasing bigger, better, newer, and more modern! Now, I seek a compact, safe, comfortable, apartment that holds me in it's soft, secure embrace.