I love The B Bar so am excited to participate in their new monthly link up. Each month they’ll pose a question & a series of bloggers will be answering it (go to the bottom of the post for all the participating bloggers’ links!). This month’s: What did you purchase in the past year that became invaluable to you? It didn’t take much thought: our house! But it’s not really just about having a new house & more space. It’s really been the lifestyle change that came with it.
To be fair our lives changed much earlier but this house represents the final frontier of adulthood. We had long ago ended our days of walking to the bars & spending our weekend mornings hungover. Our dog was the first to nail us down to our home more often. Obviously having a baby drastically changed our lives & priorities. But this new house in the suburbs was the final step for me, the moment that represented there was no more hiding the fact that I was truly & seriously an adult.
The thing is when we first put in a bid on this house I thought it would take me months to get over moving counties & no longer being in such an urban area. It took… days? We didn’t utilize all that made that neighborhood great anymore. We are homebodies, with a kid that’s in bed by 7:30. We are also tired & weekend nights often involve TV or a book in bed. This house could be anywhere & my life wouldn’t really change that much!
My commute is about 10 minutes to work, with an extra 5 to drop my daughter off at daycare. I used to live 30 minutes away from both. My world got a little smaller with this house but it also became much more convenient. I’m not wasting as much time in the car or plotting out how to run errands.
This house also represents our future: growing as a family. Our old house was never going to be our forever home but this one I can see my daughter playing soccer in the backyard or doing her homework in the dining room. She’s going to have friends hang out here. She’s going to learn to talk here, maybe even graduate high school here.
I have never felt more settled than I do in this house & I mean that in the best way possible. I don’t feel stuck, I don’t feel stagnant. But I do feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be.
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