Hello! Long time, no see. Life has been crazy these past several weeks and I've been too overwhelmed to write about my life or try to explain it. There was a brief moment when I thought I could just keep sharing my life in photographs, like a year-long August Break, but I quickly realized there are some things that just need to be explained in words. Here goes....
1). Our landlord told us back in August that she wants to sell the house we've been living in for the past nearly-two years.
2). We LOVE this house.
3). We made her the very best offer we could.
4). We want to grow old in this house.
5). She accepted. We celebrated.
6). House was appraised at less than we offered.
7). To put it simply, everything fell apart and now we have to move.
8). Cue lots of tears and disappointment.
9). Suck it up. Realize this is a good thing because this house would have wiped us out financially.
10). View this as an opportunity to downsize and simplify.
11). Become euphoric with the purging of possessions.
12). Make an offer on a great house in our price range.
13). Get rejected.
14). Tears. Anger. Despair at feeling like I'll never be a real, true grown-up because I'm a 32 year old going to community college and waiting tables at night. This must meant I don't have my shit together.
15). Looking for a new place to rent or buy, or something, and finding the options bleak.
16). Still feeling like a failure but also realizing how ridiculous that is.
17). New favorite quote: "Not all those who wander are lost."
18). Insert a full and ordinary life where the sum of its parts make something great. I hope.
19). Still don't know where we're going to live but have packed most of the house and reduced our possessions by nearly half.
20). Watching. Waiting. Wine.