I’m embarrassed of my house. I know it may sound silly, but hear me out. We bought this house three years ago when both Mr. Money and I were making less money than we do now. Truth be told, I think we may have been preapproved for more than we should have but that’s another story. We didn’t want to overextend ourselves, so we looked for a house that fit our own price point. The first time we looked at the inside of the house, we fell in love with the house and property. It was in an area that we desired to be in, and we could see ourselves making this our own.
We’ve made several upgrades, painted pretty much every surface of this house, and replaced a lot of flooring. I’ve put a lot of time, energy, and tears into this house. It’s coming along and I’m proud of what we’ve done so far. But I still can’t help but not want to invite people over because I don’t want them not liking my house. I fear that people will come to visit expecting this large, modern, extravagant house, and our house is not that. It’s a decent size (about 1500 square feet or so-plenty for us!), has been updated by us (novice do it yourselfers), and just doesn’t impress people like a new house would.
For months my boss pestered me about coming over to see my house since I had talked so many times of all the projects I have done or are planning on doing. Finally I invited her over and she loved the house because it’s totally me, but I was still embarrassed that it’s not nearly as nice as her house. I don’t know what I can do to get over this, but I’ll tell you this much- I’m not buying a bigger house or hiring a professional to come over and change everything. I’m pretty content with what we have, but of course I’d like some things different.
Are you embarrassed of where you live?
image from *Susie*