“Beginnings are sudden, but also insidious. They creep up on you sideways, they keep to the shadows, they lurk unrecognized. Then, later, they spring.”
So about 2 months ago I thought it would be a good idea to buy a house.
Then I thought it would be a good idea to buy one with a pool. Then (1 day) after I closed on my house the AC and fridge broke.
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It has been an interesting couple of months.
I love my house, I REALLY do! But it has been so much work. I learned to mow the grass for the first time and I was so proud. I've learned how to fix drywall. I've learned how to turn a pool from black to blue. I've learned how to fight with a home warranty company. I feel empowered!
I looked at one of my trees the other day and thought for a couple of minutes about how it was my tree and how I owned it. I'll admit it was weird but oh so satisfying.
This little house has taught me something, actually a lot of somethings. I'm in charge of my life. I have to make my life what I want it to be instead of letting anyone else decide for me. Choosing to buy this little house was an (unknown at the time) act of self-reliance. An act of self fulfillment. A beginning.