Our house has been on the market for just over 3 months now. However, this decision and the whole process started well before this. Over a year, in fact... and along the way, I have learned a few things:
1. Patience is not my strong suit
2. Family is the most important thing in this life
3. God is faithful, when my faith is lacking
4. You can't always trust your realtor
5. Work is just that = w.o.r.k.
6. There is no amount of money worth risking your health
7. Life is so much more fun when shared with those you love
8. Eating out is nice, but eating at 'home', with someone you love, is unmatchable
9. We can do without so many 'things'; and we barely miss most of it
10. Patience is not my strong suit (yea, that is worth repeating)
11. Living in a 'show ready' house is more than a little pain-in-the-neck
12. Planning trips is definitely good for mental health
13. I hate crunching numbers!
14. Being with those you love is enough
15. Giving is waaay better than getting - and more so if done anonymously
16. Worry does little more than rob you of your current joy potential
17. It really IS the little things in life that matter, and more than that - "things" mean even less than people
18. Detaching from this house has been easier than I thought, so far at least
19. All the sacrifices during military life have a pay back in retirement
20. Living a double life - unable to talk about retirement plans at work - is a bummer
Yeah, just a few things. Some sound so corny, like out of a Hallmark card, even. But apparently, the Hallmark card writer types have learned a few things along the way... just like I have...
It's been a year, we are hoping that a year from now, we will be 'somewhere out there' - and have another whole year of things learned.
'Nuff said. ~Marti