A Home for Emily

Backyard beauty - 2010
Happy Friday, Friday, Friday!

I have some news to share. I've lived in the same wonderful house for the last 7.5 years. I've been renting it from a terrific family who holds the home and several other properties/pieces of land in a shared estate. The family has decided that it's time to sell so they're selling all their property and land in Stewartville. I am so grateful for my years in this special home. I am really going to miss it!

That being said, I'm choosing to see this is an exciting opportunity to welcome what's next - which is yet to be determined. 

The auction for the properties will be held in late February, so I'd like to have a plan in place by early February. If you hear of any available rentals, please let me know. Or an especially affordable home! Or a mobile home. Or a tiny home. I'm really open to a variety of possibilities. 

My favorite thing about living where I have been living is that I have a tremendous view of the sunrise and sunset. I hope that my new home will have that, too - but if not, I will always be grateful for the perspective my current view has granted me since I moved in on August 1st of 2009. 

As I make my way toward February, I'll be scanning and digitizing and downsizing all along the way. Expect to see all kinds of pics and clippings here on the blog and on Instagram, too! 

Memory lane got me feeling pretty teary last night. I get misty-eyed at just how rapidly time moves. And I get misty-eyed with gratitude for all I have learned and experienced in the last 10 years since I graduated from college...about myself, about love, about purpose.

This process of looking backward is useful. This decade has not be especially easy. Some parts were smooth. Some parts were hell. But I tell you what...I think it was all important. I can say that from this spot...from today, December 2, 2016. I couldn't have said that a year ago. Or 5 years ago. But I can say it today. It is all important, and it's all a gift. It all led to here. And now. And this. 

I am thankful for my life. I wonder what's next.

1 comment:

  1. Hope you find a place you will love even more than your current residence!