I am about to embark on a whole new adventure – or at least that’s the plan. Something that is considered one of the most stressful times in life. Yes that’s right, I’m hopefully moving house. Oh my goodness.
I’m the type of person that likes to plan for the bigger stuff in life quite far ahead if I can. A few weeks ago I was looking at starting to make plans for next year, and as you do you look at your finances and you look at your list of ‘things I’d like to do’ (of which moving house was not on the list for me for next year!) and you start to make loose plans for how you are going to achieve said things. I won’t bore you with the details of those plans, because in fact far from being exciting, I had planned to not do many trips away next year and save loads of money for other things, in preparation for bigger things the year after.
Then, one day, an email arrived. I’d forgotten I’d signed up to receive updates on a new housing development not far from where I currently live, and the email was giving an update on new plots that were being released for sale. So, out of interest, I went to have a look at the show home on the development. And typically, I really liked it and so I got thinking about ‘what if I move house’.
Much has happened since then, more so in my head and my own thoughts than anything else, but after several weeks of information gathering, considering the pros and cons, a lot of tea drinking, and discussions with family and friends, I’ve made the decision – I’M GOING TO SELL MY HOUSE AND BUY A NEW ONE.
That’s a quite a scary decision to make. Firstly because I’d really like to buy a new build house and getting the timings right on moving out and in is quite a task. And secondly, moving house was not in my plan for the next couple of years!
My current house was a new build when I bought it and I absolutely adore it. It’s been my safe haven during the rubbish emotional times, and a place that I’ve always loved coming back to at the end of a working day or after getting home from a holiday. It’s where I’ve made lots of memories, where my friends have stayed over and where we’ve stayed up until all hours and drunk, talked and put the world to rights.
But now is the right time to move on. I’m aiming to buy a bigger house with a garden – I don’t have a garden at the moment and one of the criteria of any new house that I may have decided to buy in the future was that it had to have a garden! Everything points towards this being the right time personally for me to move house, and so I’ve decided to embark upon this scary journey and see where it takes me! I’m just about to put my current house on the market and so that’s the very first step taken. Eeeek!
I don’t know whether this will all work out ok, but if I don’t do it I’ll never know right? And it’s definitely something I want to do so I’m going to do it. I have two small apprehensions and they are that I’ve never done this before (because I bought a new build last time and I was in a rented house – no chain to worry about!) and what if all the new builds are gone by the time I’m in a position to sell my house? But there is always some level of risk in buying and selling houses and so if I sold at a different time, the risks would still be there albeit that they might be different.
So there we are. Decision made. And a new adventure to embark on over the next few months. I’ve taken the first step on the winding path and now to move forward and see what direction it takes me!
In addition to having made that decision, I’ve also got 3 trips away to come in the next 6 or 7 weeks! I must be crazy getting the ball rolling on selling my house when I’m going to be out of the country several times in the next few weeks. But what’s life without a little craziness. I can handle it – I hope!
Happy weekend everyone, and much love! x