So I’ve debated whether or not to write about this. It would seem I’ve become a little superstitious over the last few months. More likely, I’ve gotten tired of disappointment and don’t want to allow myself to get too excited. But I am excited. And perhaps there’s something to this whole, “if you build it, they will come” stuff. Or maybe the Secret is to ask the Universe for what you want. Or just put it out there. Something like that. What I do know is this: I want this thing to happen. So I’m sending out the vibes.
Here’s the deal. I was about to quit on this whole plan to buy a house. I’ll spare you the details, but let me just say, the market’s getting ridiculous, and I wasn’t feeling the game. So I gave up, reallocated my money — adjusted my savings goals, upped my retirement contributions and forked over a bunch of cash for some pretty awesome spring and summer trips. My savings accounts are a bit lackluster compared to a few months ago. And then my realtor sent me an email — I’ve got a house for you; you wouldn’t have to deal with the market; here’s the list price; it’s move-in ready and a great investment. Huh?!?! I was excited, a bit freaked out that this would temporarily take me to the poor house and ultimately convinced I should keep an open mind and take a look. I looked. After fretting and a few hours lost sleep, I decided to go for it.
What’s the catch? It’s a short sale. So about a gazillion things have to go right to get the house. Even with the seller accepting my offer, the bank has to accept it. And that’s a lot trickier than convincing the seller. I don’t want to get too excited because it could all fall through on a dime. Yet I seriously want to start a new board on Pinterest for all the decorating that’s happening in my head. If it works out, I’ll be a homeowner — for the very first time! I’ll practically be an adult (practically). If it doesn’t, no real loss I suppose. It’s just that I really, really want it to happen.
So, Universe, I’m putting it out there. Help me make this thing work! And for the rest of you — send me some good vibes, would ya?
Perhaps, sometimes, the biggest adventures happen at home.