Anyone who knows me, will know that’s it’s no secret that I just can’t sit still… I have a huge case of ‘itchy feet’ and I always have to be doing something.
The same can be said when it comes to renovating houses…
My friends think that I am a bit bonkers and when I met Dougie, so did he. But ultimately, renovating property is my love and like with any love in life, I want to keep doing it better and also I want to keep experimenting with new interiors and new designs.
It obviously just isn’t feasible to keep moving house every year (surely no one can be that bonkers?!), so when I started working in property full time, I had hoped that renovating other peoples houses would curb my constant desire to keep packing up boxes and renovating our own home…
It was a nice try, but I don’t know who I was kidding!!
As much as I love renovating houses for other people, it just isn’t the same.
So… after much deliberation, it is with a very heavy heart that we have made the decision to move on and to sell our lovely home.
Yikes, that really isn’t easy to say.
We really do love our home. We have made some amazing memories here and we will be extremely sad to say goodbye.
But… 3 years in, I think we feel ready to move, or as ready as I think we will ever be.
We have been talking about selling our home for a little while now, but circumstances (mainly me leaving my corporate job) and that fact that we just love it here, have kept us in our house for longer than we had originally planned.
That said, I really am a huge believer in ‘good things come to those who wait’, which is totally and utterly ironic considering I’m one of the most impatient people around!!
So with that mantra in mind, I am hoping that the timing is right for us now and that we will love our next house just as much as this one… or maybe even more.
Since Dougie and I met and he started to join me with my crazy love for house moving, we have spent hours talking about that ‘dream home’…
Admittedly, I do get carried away and aspirations like the hot tub in the garden just probably aren’t realistic for right now… but a girl has to dream and hopefully, maybe, we will get there one day!!
Like many people, we formulated a ‘plan’ on how to get to our dream home and our plan was to keep renovating and to keep moving house.
I hear you… it’s not the most innovative plan in the world and there is certainly no right or wrong way of doing it. But it’s a plan that we hope we can achieve and it’s one that we also think we will really enjoy.
Or that was the case until we realised we were completely and utterly emotionally attached to our house…
Truth be told, it was easy to sit there 6 years ago, with no ties or emotions to any houses and formulate a plan to keep moving house, but in reality when attachments and emotions get involved, it makes it much much harder.
That said, to get to that dream home, we know we need keep moving and thats why we have finally made the decision that it’s time for our beautiful little home to look after a new family.
As much as I have ‘itchy feet’ and love moving and renovating, it’s not a decision that was easy to make.
We have spent hours and hours talking about what to do and we have gone back and forth a million, trillion times.
I’m sad, excited, scared and anxious all in one…
We are really hoping that we have made the right decision but that will never take away from the fact that we will miss our little home so so much.
I have no doubt that there are going to be a few (a lot) of tears over the next few weeks… especially when we close that front door for the last time.
But ultimately, it would be easy, safe and comfortable to stay where we are and ‘what is life for if it doesn’t involve a few risks?!’
Plus, I’m ready for that hot tub in the garden!!!
All my love
P.s. Over the next few weeks, I will endeavour to pop up a post about the new house and all of our grand plans for it…
In my Dads words… here we go again!!