Friday, January 11, 2013

Purposeful Steps

Papers have been signed, photos have been taken, and soon, a sign will be in the yard. That's right- this beautiful house is for sale! I'm very excited we're making such progress in our goal to go after the life we really want. It is scary, to put this house on the market when the market itself is so dry. Let's call this an act of extreme trust in our realtor. There are and handfull of people who have helped me in very stressful times in my life;  parents, aunts, nurses, wedding planner, and now, realtor. If you find a good one, hold on tight!

We hope more properties pop up in our favorite rural area, south-east of the metro area soon. For now, bring on the showings, because this house is CLEAN! 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New Year

The first day of a new year lends itself to pondering my life's meaning. I can't help it. Intention is in the air. Purpose pulls at me- Find yourself. Figure things out.

It's easy to see this year will be another of pivotal change for our family. We're unsettled in our current house and are in the process of finding a home in a new area. We're hoping to embark on a new way of living, homesteading. We want to grow our own food, learn to hunt, care for, and cultivate. We want to spend much more time outside and much less inside. These are the things we're keeping in mind as our house-hunt evolves into a land-hunt. The other side of this adventure is preparing our current house to show, and hopefully sell. Sorting through belongings, downsizing, decluttering, cleaning- such tasks are less fun than hanging out with our realtor, yet obviously essential. It feels good to have a purpose after spinning our wheels a bit over the holidays.

On a personal level, this year I'll be writing more. I have so many ideas percolating, and I've always found writing to be therapeutic. I can't wait to dive back in. I'll have to make a conscious effort to invest more time in this area. 

Overall, there is nothing new in our 2013 agenda. We're always trying to do better, learn more, and get to the point. What the New Year does, is solidify those things we want to do, and bring new life to our goals. For that, I'm grateful to this day.