These past few weeks have been a time in my life where I am really testing myself.
My fiance and I got engaged in September, with a wedding planned for July. We decided we were going to browse for houses and before we knew it, we put an offer in only after a few days. We found our dream home.
I bought a townhouse a few years ago before I had met my fiance, and that’s where we have been living. We love the place, but are so excited to move into something larger–together. So, besides buying a house, we also need to sell a house.
On top of that, I had an opportunity to expand my career with a new job opportunity, and I am now in the middle of transitioning to a new company as well.
These past few weeks have consisted of: packing, paperwork, finances, dropping my dogs off at my sisters… and wanting to pull my hair out.
It’s been awful. The stress, the anxiety and the unfortunate timing for everything at once is tough. I’ve been irritable and find myself getting frustrated at little things with just so much happening around me (my poor fiance).
Last night as I laid down to go to bed, it dawned on me. Yes we’re crazy for doing this all at once and there’s definite reason to be overwhelmed, but what I realized without thinking twice until now is, look how damn fortunate we are.
We have a beautiful town home that is going to be someones dream home soon, we are able to purchase our own dream home, I have a new job opportunity, we both have full time jobs and we are getting married. That sounds like a pretty good life to me.
We always have food on the table, we have amazing families that support us through anything & are always willing to help when we need it–and we are living the middle class dream. We are 24 & 25 years old. We have 2 dogs, and are on to our second home. Oh and, I get to do it all with my best friend.
I’m not saying I won’t get frustrated while lugging boxes into the truck, but I’m trying to remember that I’m fortunate to be lugging those boxes into the truck. Fortunate for the ability to have all of this change, even if it comes all at once.
The world is a beautiful place. No matter where you are in your life, your career or the challenges god has thrown at you, be grateful. Be grateful for what you do have–what you’re able to eat, where you’re able to live, the friendships and support systems you do have. Take a step back to look upon your life and be grateful.