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Day 19: Taking a break

December 9, 2011

I had the strangest feeling when I got home from work tonight. I had nothing to do. Major deadlines weren’t looming overhead. Nothing pressing needed to be taken care of. A weight seemed to be lifted off my shoulders. This week, I managed to achieve a few goals and, of course, learned that I’m not going to be a homeowner next week.

I have a perpetual to-do list, just like everyone else, but today it seemed ok that the items will still be there tomorrow. I think I managed to exhausted myself with the mental preparation of everything that will come with buying a home over the past two months.

Will I really be able to handle a house? What if I make a mistake and hate this house next year? What if I can’t do it on my own?  Maybe I should just go with a condo. If I give in here, will it impact me there? What type of mortgage should I do? Should I spend that much? What can I afford to spend out-of-pocket? If I decline this, is it too risky?

Despite what seemed like a billion worries flying through my head, I found myself confident with every decision I made, risky or not.  Tomorrow I’ll start the next round of house hunting for the next McNabb home. This time around I have a feeling things won’t seem so hectic. There won’t be so many unknowns, and I hope this time I’ll learn about this mysterious process of closing.

The weekend is here and all I have to do is celebrate the holidays and birthdays with friends. Maybe I’ll do a little laundry. When I got home tonight, I realized my plans to box my life up in prep for the big move could be crossed off my to-do list. Time. That’s the best gift of all!

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