This is SO not for me. I swear I’m never selling a house again.
Yep. That’s how it’s going. There are eight other houses in our neighborhood (which is pretty darn small) that are on the market. Yep, eight. However, we’re the only ranch for sale and we’re the newest. We’ve got that going for us, right?! Ugh. None of the houses in our neighborhood have sold, so I don’t feel like it’s us. The market that we’re in because of the price point that we’re at is slow. We reduced the price yesterday by a big chunk. Fingers crossed that something happens. COME ON PEOPLE! I keep telling myself “It’s only been 9 days. Just give it time!”
I keep waking up at 4 o’clock in the morning. Naturally my mind starts racing and the “what if” monsters start attacking. What if our house doesn’t sell? What if I can’t be at home after we have our second baby? What if I have to work full-time for the rest of my life? What if we can’t ever live our dream of being completely 100% debt-free? I’m worry prone so I’m probably over-thinking, but I keep praying for something to happen. We’ve finally decided to make good changes in our lives and we just need one little break.
And of course Brad is as cool as a cucumber. “It’ll sell. Don’t worry about it. It’ll sell. And if it doesn’t, we’ll figure it out.” I have to figure it out now. That’s how I am. I have to have a plan B, plan C, etc.
I won’t ask you to keep us in your prayers because there are truly bigger, grander things to pray about. This, in the grand scheme of things, is nothing. But if you could send a few good vibes our way, I’d appreciate it. We’re so excited to make these changes to our lives. I had a co-worker describe our new adventure as a “course correction”. I think that’s brilliant. That’s exactly what it is. Our priorities changed. Now we’ve got to make everything right.
Also, if any of this whole down-sizing and wanting to make life simple so you can be worry free financially and use your income to have great experiences instead of great things interests you, I highly encourage you to watch the documentary Minimalism. Brad and I watched it the other night and we kept looking at each other and saying “Exactly! This is exactly what we want!” It’s a great film. I highly recommend.
Update: I wrote this a couple of days ago and last night we finally had our first showing! We’re closer to deciding what we want to do after our house sells so I’m anxious to get this thing sold! COME ON!