Everyone says that our 20’s are the best time of our lives. A time to be fearless in our pursuits, a time to go after our passions no matter how wild or crazy they may sound in theory. Some may argue that it’s also the best time to make professional mistakes. But no matter how encouraging that sounds, today’s highly competitive environment makes it harder to go after your personal goals. Let’s face it: we often find ourselves working extra hours to beat that deadline (and after beating the deadline, there’s the hellish traffic to worry about). After all, our 20’s are also the perfect time to establish ourselves in our respective industries and lay the foundations of our future.
Imagine getting to finally head home after clocking in hours of grueling work at the office. The idea should be comforting, but then you remember that you still need to take a two-hour commute from your office back to your house. Most people would opt to just get a job closer to home, but what if changing employers isn’t an option? What if you really like what you do? That’s when it’s time to consider getting a space closer to work.
All the countless hours spent commuting can be used to achieve a work-life balance, gaining you more time to rest or hang out with friends and family. You can finally chill on your couch and binge on your favorite show right after work or use the extra time to pursue your hobbies and maybe even discover a new passion.
By foregoing your commute and instead walking to work, you can save money and get some exercise in without feeling tired by the time you get to the office. Just think about all the energy you can exert into work and other pursuits now that your tiresome commute is out of your routine and can easily travel to work by foot.
But how do you find the perfect condo close to work? First, you’ll need to consider its proximity to other important places you frequent. Aside from your office, is it close to a grocery, a hospital, or bank? It’s best to get a place in a Central Business District — if your office is in the area, that is — so everything is within reach.
Once you’ve decided where you want to settle down, find out when you can move in. Since pre-selling units take years before turnover, consider getting a Ready-For-Occupancy (RFO) condo. It allows its residents to immediately move in and take full advantage of their living spaces. And among the myriad of property developers in the country that offer RFOs, Ayala-owned Avida Land Corp. offers RFO condos, geared towards providing residents with the utmost value for their investment.
Many of Avida’s developments are situated within the metro’s CBD, key areas and city centers, making it the ideal location for potential renters who want to escape the dreaded daily commute to their office.
Since most of your waking moments are spent working your way up, you deserve a place where you can take it easy. Getting stuck inside a vehicle for hours on end should not be a part of your day. If you #ChooseToMove and get a safe condo near your place of employment, you’re doing yourself a huge favor and making a worthwhile investment. More time for personal pursuits means a happier and better you.
Remember, you’re only a twenty-something once, and as they say, it should be the best time of your life.
Follow Ana (played by Kat Galang) as she deals with the everyday struggles that come with being an adult attempting to be independent in the metro in Adulting: Ready For Opportunities, a digiserye produced by Avida in partnership with The Philippine STAR.