Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with my life. I feel like I have so many things going on at once: I want to move, have a baby, and quit my job. Not necessarily in that order though! I have all these dreams and hopes for the future and I feel that my life is not very exciting nor how I thought it would be when I was 26. Rather than continue to whine and feel sorry for myself, I’m going to be proactive in making decisions. I need to plan out exactly what needs to happen so that we can attain our goals.
If we really are going to sell our house, there are a few things we need to get in order before we do so. I think the absolute first step will be having our realtor come over to assess what he thinks the property is worth. If he thinks we’re going to lose a lot of money on the house, that will nix the idea of moving altogether. I don’t want to lose a ton of money on this house.
We also need to finish up some projects around the house: add some quarter round to the living room that got the laminate flooring, maybe replace the stove with a stainless steel one like the dishwasher and fridge, and just some small touch ups around the house. Hopefully nothing big! The funny thing is now that we’ve been here almost three years and gotten a lot of projects done, I am emotionally attached to this home and kind of don’t want to leave!
Expanding our Family
I think this one needs to be put on hold for a little while until we decide if we’re moving, what’s going on with our jobs, etc. While I feel like we’ve been putting this on hold for years now, another six months or so really won’t kill us and we’ll be that much more prepared to bring a child into this world, however we decide to do so.
I think I’m going to give it six months with my new position. If things aren’t better, I will make a change. I don’t know what that change will be, but I think that if I gave up now I’d be doing so too early. I think six months is a fair assessment.
I’m going to work on making myself happy. I’m going to be proactive in seeking the happiness, not waiting for it to come to me. I need to remember that life is supposed to be fun, not a chore.
What do you do when life overwhelms you?
image from Nicholas Valentin