I need your help. I need to be talked out of some crazy ideas I have in my head. I know this is the perfect place to do so because I have a bunch of frugal friends that will bring me back to reality.
I want to sell my house. Like, yesterday. I am tired of owning a house and all the work that comes with it (painting, maintenance, replacing flooring, etc.). I am tired of having projects not done around here (missing baseboards, thresholds). I just want to go back to renting and not have to worry about a huge monthly payment for some place to live and I want to stop worrying about how much my house is worth (Zillow doesn’t work for my house) and I just want to be closer to family.
Coincidentally, I want to move back to Colorado, where Mr. Money’s family is located. This poses so many problems it’s not even funny. For starters, we both have good paying, stable (as they can be) jobs right now. We should just be thankful for that. And we are. We’re fortunate that we can pay our mortgage. We’re lucky that we’ve got property to grow our own garden and hang clothes out to dry and have privacy that we thought we’d never be able to afford. We are only 5 hours from my parents versus the 20 hours we were when we were in Colorado. There are just so many things going well but my heart always wanders back out West.
There are so many things I worry about if we were truly going to move back there. I feel that it’s just a dream; that it’s something that will never really happen. The cost of living is so much more out there. We’d take a loss on our house if we sold it soon. I am afraid we wouldn’t be able to buy a house out there because they are so expensive. What if we couldn’t find good paying jobs? We’d now be 20 hours away from my parents. And while I love Mr. Money’s family, it’s still not my family.
I’m just crazy. Then again, we could really make it happen if we wanted to. We could live with his mom until our house could sell at a good price. We could live with her rent free (she has an apartment attached to her house) and then rent our house here to someone. I’d hate to do that because I’m sure it would be quite the headache, but we could do it if we wanted to.
Someone talk some sense into me, please?