We placed our house up for sale and accepted an offer less than two weeks later. Closing is set for the end of this month, and yesterday, we signed a contract to begin building a new house.
It's terrifying and exciting. We really didn't think we would be in a position to begin work on other home. Nor did we think we would want to go from owning one home and then almost immediately owning a second home.
These decisions have been made with lots of thought and lots of prayer. So far, things have happened just as we have prayed they would. The offer coming within two weeks. The offer being what we wanted it to be. The new house being in an area we like and being enough space for us to enjoy and grow into.
It's not our dream house - yet.
To be honest, it's not a house I ever would have considered building or purchasing even two months ago. It's a blank slate, a little more cookie-cutter than I thought I would have liked. But it has the layout I love and gives me an opportunity to spend time decorating and painting. I can't wait for it to become my newest project.
A year ago, I never could have imagined myself in this position. I'm making progress in my weight loss goals by doing 5ks (though I still walk most of them) and spending three hours a week with a trainer. I'm working two jobs I love. I'm growing in my marriage and my spiritual walk.
This is the good life.
(title from "i was here" by beyonce)