It's been a little more than a month since I announced we were selling our home and moving, I thought it was a good time for an update.
We've accepted an offer on our home and are under contract. It hasn't started to sink in, despite everything we've gone through up to this point! I haven't started packing, however we've decluttered a TON which will help.
Thank you for your supportive comments, messages, and shares. Life has been a blur of showings, cleaning for showings, trying to shoo kids outside, avoiding messes, practically living in our car, and eating lots of convenience foods. In the car. As I yell "GET YOUR SHOES COME ON LET'S GO THEY'RE HERE!!!!!!!" and try to finish sweeping. You often see only the perfect on social media and blogs. We fall into the trap of thinking that's what you want to see. Behind our clean home pictures are a whole lot of craziness. Which is basically why I haven't shared much. 🙂
What are our next steps?
We were originally set to close on our new house in May, hence the whole "more details soooooon!" thing we bloggers love to do, haha! We are still waiting on a close date, as soon as we close we'll start work on the home.
It's different from our current home in many ways but as soon as I walked up to it, I thought "this is it."
Built in 1910, on a dead end street in the heart of a vibrant downtown area. I feel like we found it by the grace of God, because the location is so amazing. We can walk to everything, including the train station, library, and many shops and restaurants. We'll be 30 minutes closer to both our families.
It also needs work. It is livable, but we want to do some big projects behind the scenes before moving in. It boasts a pink kitchen, narrow rooms, lots of faux wood paneling, different flooring in each room, and so much more. The seller's realtor told me "I think everyone is expecting Chip and Joanna to pop in here and save the day" 😀
This home will be an exercise in humility, patience, gratitude, and getting over myself.
About not worrying what other people think or comparing my life to others. An exercise in simple living and downsizing when many are looking for bigger or better. In not having that Pinterest perfect life. Sharing the not-so-pretty and being content with it.
Until then, I'll be sharing before and afters of our recent projects and whole house remodel. Two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a kitchen, a family room, and various organization projects. In this home I did a lot of doing without sharing. I felt things had to be perfect before I shared them. But that's not real life. The house didn't become perfect until we were ready to leave it to someone else!
With this next house, I'd love to share more in real time, as imperfect or small as the updates may be. Shorter, journal style blog posts among the big reveals. Tidbits of our daily life. Back to how it was when I first started this blog 8 years ago.