It's been a long time since I posted here but I need your opinions....
I was recently accepted to a nursing program that begins in the fall. I am looking to downsize and I'm having hard time choosing an apt. I currently live in an 1000sf 2 bedroom apt with my 6 year old son and my puppy(she is 1 1/2). I am going to through a divorce. I work almost full time but I am not planning on working full time when I start nursing school. I am currently paying way too much for my apt and am looking to downsize due to affordability and school. I will be living in a city with my only son, alone, with no family support for the 2 years I am in the program.
I am looking at two apts, a one bedroom (620) or a 2 bedroom (813).
COST - currently would be approximately 600 cheaper than my housing expenses now.
More money for groceries, books, tuition, nanny, etc
A new computer
Work less hours and focus on school
Lack of space
Sharing a bedroom with 6 year old son/ although he sleeps in bed with me every night anyway.
Where would boyfriend stay (if and when I have a boyfriend)...I'm not getting any younger though so I am definitely on the prowl.
My son will have his own room/area for toys
Cost - only about 400 cheaper than housing expenses.
Cost - concerned that I may have to hire a nanny and they are expensive! I have a lot of local support, friends etc but still challenging considering the requirements of nursing school.
I will be working and getting child support. My car will likely be a 2013 civic with decent gas mileage as my school will be a good 30 mls from apt. Cant move closer as this is about half way between school and work. My son is already in elementary and I don't want to move him if possible.
So, please help me by voting in my poll!!!!! Any advice would be appreciated.