It’s like I’ve been on a rollercoaster of emotions the past few weeks. I’ve felt excited, anxious, nervous, scared, and happy! Let me first just give you a little timeline here from the last few weeks. We go on a big family camping trip just about every year the last weekend in July. When I say big, I mean all of my dads siblings and their kids, and their kids’ kids. It’s always so much fun and a much needed time to connect with family. We enjoyed several days up north enjoying family and the beach and headed back home July 31st.
The following day our house was going live on all channels of realtor sites. Que the excitement for finally being done with house projects and just being able to finally breathe (or so I thought). By the end of that day we had already scheduled 6 showings for Friday and 6 more on Saturday. Then we had one more on Sunday for a total of 13 showings! We stopped scheduling any further showings after Sunday because by then we’d already received 6 offers. One of which was too good to pass up, so we accepted. Talk about a whirlwind! Also, talk about how real this whole thing got. We’re really moving….ACROSS THE FREAKIN COUNTRY! We’re also moving out of our first home 🙁
The next step was inspections which I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not the most patient person there ever was. We had to wait a whole week for the inspection to happen which had me stressed to the max. I mean we’ve taken really great care of this house, but you really just never know. Then the weekend happened so we didn’t know how the buyer would respond for 2 whole days. We found out today that the process is moving forward!! Yay for that, but also woah we’re once step closer to moving.
Now we’re just waiting a little more for a few other things to happen, but I’m starting to feel better about everything. I truly feel that God has had his hand in this entire process from the beginning and he’s just guiding it through to the finish line now. I’m working on trusting that and just breathing this week! I’m still going to allow myself to feel certain emotions though.
First of all I’m starting to feel sad. I’m sad we’re moving out of the first home we ever purchased together and made our home. Over the last year my primary role has been to get our home ready for sale. I’ve poured my wasp stings (I’m very allergic I might add), lots of sweat, and some tears into this house. I’ve fallen in love with our home this past year because of it. I’m not gonna lie, this sort of feels like a breakup lol. I’m also sad because we’re leaving our families. Family has always been my safe place. I’ve always been at most an hour a way from “home.” Family is super important and if you haven’t caught on, I have the worst case of worry warts there ever was. The distance is going to be super hard for me to get used to.
Second of all I’m starting to feel excited. I’m excited to make a new place our home. I’m excited for all of our adventures to come. I’m excited to try something new, and maybe learn to live a little more. I’m excited to fully rely on my husband and for him to fully rely on me for a safe place. I’m excited for our families to come visit and take them around. I’m excited for surprise visits home and all the planned ones. There’s really so much to be excited about too!
Like I said, it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions the last few weeks. I’m allowing myself to take the ride when I need to and move forward. Here’s to the next few weeks of selling our house and getting all packed up. We’re coming for you WA, we’ll see ya in October 🙂