I have to admit- the morning of the second day I cried. There was just so much to do, not enough help, and we were crammed into this small house with stuff everywhere. Yet slowly, we made our way with unpacking and organizing and getting rid of a few more things and fixing little things until we started to feel settled. Comfortable.
I figured moving here would be very similar to living in our old neighborhood. After all, we're only a few miles (if even- maybe a mile and a half) away. But I was wrong; it's totally different, in a surprisingly good way. In fact, I found myself falling a little bit in love with this little place.
I spent so much time in our old townhouse wanting to move, thinking about the scary, unknown short sale process, and being stressed out over my kid's lack of outdoor space, my husband's commute, and the noisy and busy neighborhood that living there wasn't enjoyable, pretty much at all. Then, as soon as we moved into our last house, the saga with the dueling landlords began, which hatched dreams in my head and eventually, plans, for moving.
So what I found when I moved here- a quiet, peace-filled home and neighborhood- has felt all new. And like a total relief.
There are a million little things wrong with this house. Some things are not so little.... like a tiny kitchen and one small bathroom. (And along with the one bathroom, always hearing, "Mommy, I have to go potty... BAD!"). But, I can honestly say this is my favorite place we've ever lived.
If you don't feel, in your heart, like you love your home, why is that? More importantly, is there something you can do to make it more peaceful and relaxing for you, whether it's a forever home or a temporary rental (like mine)? It's important, because it's an absolute gift to spend at least a piece of each day in a home that soothes your soul.