Time for a change

Derek and I have decided to try and sell our house.

I am still not sure how I feel about this.

First off, let me just say that I DO want to move.  More than anything.  We live somewhat far away right now.  It’s a 25 minute drive to my parents house and school.  An hour drive to the farm.  Basically everything we do, and everywhere we go is at least half an hour away.  This is the main reason I want to move.  However, I don’t want to start from scratch on another house right when this one is finally in good enough shape to just live there and not do any work to it.  But, that’s what we are doing.  Assuming our house does sell and we find one for the right price in the neighborhood of our choice. 

While it seems we should be going bigger, we probably won’t.  We would buy a house in a pricier city, and actually may have to downgrade a little to get what we want.  We plan to buy another house that needs updating, and do it all ourselves.  Eventually, we do plan on buying property and building a house.  That’s just not in the cards right now.

These last couple of weeks, we’ve been doing a lot of little things to get it ready for the market.  Honestly, it finally feels like home.  I suppose that is a good thing as well.  If I had gotten attached any sooner, I would have had an even harder time with this.  I think my main issue is that I don’t deal well with change.  It makes me nervous.  I start worrying about everything.  And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING!  So, I just need to get over it, and move on.  Literally.

I am so comfortable where we are right now, and when I begin to think about going through the motions of selling a house and buying a new one, I freak out a little.  I know that everything will end up just fine, and if it doesn’t, we will get through whatever obstacles are put in our way.  I tend to think and therefore prepare for the worst, which is pretty annoying most of the time.  Yet, it has proved to be very beneficial as well.  Let’s just hope everything goes smoothly.

I am trying to keep a positive attitude toward the whole thing.  Mainly because it will probably be difficult to sell our house in this market.  I always try to keep a positive attitude toward everything, because I do believe that it has an effect on the outcome.

I am going to post some pictures of various rooms and whatnot over the next couple weeks.  Any input or advice is definitely welcome.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Emily
    Apr 25, 2008 @ 15:36:37

    Good luck with selling your house! The market isn’t doing well out here, so we had to rent out our old house instead of selling it for what we wanted. But that beats paying to mortgages! I hope you guys find what you are looking for.


  2. noble pig
    Apr 25, 2008 @ 17:24:46

    Selling a house is one of the worst things in life. It’s so emotional I totally FREAK OUT!


  3. jenny
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 09:42:40

    i would LOVE to sell our house only because i see no end in sight for the projects we have planned. ergh.

    good luck with selling yours. things will work out! are you going to stay in the same area then? have you started looking already? it is scary, but at the same time a bit exciting too! 🙂


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