You cannot start the next chapter of your life if you continue to re-read the last.
Today we officially SOLD our house. If you read my short post last week, you may have guessed, but never believed that I would be crazy enough to sell our home being 7 months pregnant. This is the reason the blog has been lacking, and there have been no baby room updates for our first born, despite my love of planning and decorating.
We have been packing, and will be moving somewhere temporarily until after the baby comes, while looking for our next dream home. We will have time (not much, but some) to get a real nursery together, and settle in to being parents. The blog will be updated with our progress and our nesting (finally!).
Despite having our home on the market for a long 5 months, the sale and move came quicker than either of us had ever dreamed. There were tears and tough decisions to be made, but in the end, it was the dream sale. Easy and uncomplicated, but it forced us to really ask ourselves if we wanted to sell now. While timing was not ideal, it would be harder to sell it later after the baby is born, and as my husband said, it allows us to start the next chapter of our life sooner rather than later. So it had me thinking about the next chapters and today's quote: a temporary home, parenthood/new baby, a new dream home to make our own; and while I am excited about all those things, we can't truly move on until we give up our first home and finish that chapter of our life.
I am excited for the things to come, and even when I have been buried in boxes, I have no regrets or sadness about selling. The family moving in loves the home and its old quirks and charm as much as we do, so we know it is going to the right people. We can't wait to see what they do with it... look for a house crashing post in late 2012!
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