I am in a really good place in my life right now.
And I am beyond thankful.
I cannot even express the amount of gratitude I have for all who have helped me and for everything I have in my life right now.
Normally I would be scared to say how good my life is for fear that something really bad would happen.
The whole….and then the other shoe drops kind of thing.
But you know what I have learned?
There is good stuff in life and there is bad stuff in life, and life is always going to go between the two so I might as well be in the present and know and feel and say – I am in a really good place in my life right now.
This has been a long time coming.
I have had my share of ups and I have had my share of downs in my 46 years of life.
And when I say downs, I mean d-o-w-n-s.
There is one area of my life in which I feel charmed.
And that is in real estate.
17 years ago I purchased my first condo for $110k.
8 years ago I sold my first condo for $330k.
I sold my condo on November 30, 2009.
It was not a happy event. Not. At. All.
I sold it out of fear.
Fear that I would not be able to meet my financial obligations at the time.
I tried self-employment for a while.
That did NOT work.
I wanted to make sure that I did not default on anything, so I sold my much-loved home.
Present day, November 2017, 8 years later, I am buying a new condo.
I really never thought I’d be here again.
I was cool with renting.
Footloose and fancy free baby!
Although, come to think of it, I have lived in my current apartment for 4 years now.
BUT, I could leave if I really want to move somewhere else!!! hahaha
I have had a lot of help to make this transition from renter to home owner which I am so grateful for, I have had the quickest start to finish home buying process that it still blows my mind.
It has been so smooth, and quick that there is now talk of settling earlier than the scheduled date of November 20th.
The condo that I am buying, um, EXCEEDS what I thought was possible for me.
Everything is BRAND NEW and TOP OF THE LINE, outside of the condo itself, oh, and the stackable washer and dryer. But I’ll gladly replace that down the road when necessary.
I love my job and the people I work with, and there are so many things that I am excited about learning that will benefit both them and me.
Of course, I love my cats.
I love my family (SO MUCH) and my friends.
Oh, I love the vehicles I own.
And I am very grateful that I have a surrogate brother-in-law to help me with all kinds of stuff (read: my motorcycle) since my real bro-in-law currently resides in CA.
Bottom line, in this moment in time, I am in love with my life and I am grateful.
Like I said, I am in a really good place in my life right now.
I am beyond thankful.
And this has been a long time coming.
Note to all: Never give up.