Day to day, I feel like time is moving so slowly, when in real life the days are flying by. It's already June, for goodness sake. I feel like Christmas was just yesterday.
We signed the papers to buy our little 2 acres of land 11 months ago, today. (which means my birthday is in exactly one month.. just a little warning for all of y'all) I feel like it was last week. The amount of discipline we've had and the progress we've made over this last year are astonishing to me. I never knew I had it in me. I guess that's what happens when you actually stick to your goals, huh?? I had no doubts that Kendol could do it, but me? I could never save a significant amount of money, especially an amount that would actually make a difference in what we were trying to accomplish. But boy was I wrong.
When we signed papers, we set ourselves the goal of saving a specific amount of money before we could start building. That way we could build the big, ole house we wanted without our monthly payments changing astronomical amounts. We figured we could do it in 2 years.
Now, we are 11 months in and are 3/4's of the way to our savings goal. That means things are starting to get real and we plan to put our house on the market in January. Decisions are actually about to start being made. Not that some haven't already.. I mean we already have house plans.. and I've already ordered and received our master bedroom comforter (yes, I'm that psycho).. and I may or may not have bought 4 pieces of furniture from a little store down the street that is going out of business. My friend Stephanie and I wiped out their display pieces in about 10 minutes.
While the days and months are flying by, I still feel like January is so far away. I get discouraged. I think it's never going to get here. I am an instant gratification type. So this whole patience thing is wearing on me. I'm anxious. Extremely anxious. And a little nervous. But so, so excited.
We will (hopefully) be putting our house on the market in less than 7 months. Which means we could possibly be in our new house by this time next year. That is crazy.
Our dream house... In the country... Where we will raise a family... It's getting real...
I hate to rush time bc I know the amount of growing up that I've done over the past year, but I'm ready. I'm ready for it to be "time."
P.S. Here are the bargain pieces I bought on Saturday. I have to make a little purchase every now and then so that my anxiousness doesn't get the best of me. Sad, I know.
|Bench or Coffee Table|
|Summer project #1|
|This piece is actually double sided.|
I wish I could utilize that, but I don't know if that's possible.
|Summer Project #2|
The middle table
Sand and re stain the top
Paint the legs something fun!!
Hopefully these little projects will help pass a little time.