So I got my wish and things are less stuck and hot damn if we’re not moving and shaking over here. Maybe literally. Welcome to April!
On Friday, fresh out of my NyQuil induced slumber, we received notification that the owner of our condo intends to sell, and we have 30 days to find a new place. Cue a frantic 48 hours of looking at houses in the East Bay, looking at another unit for rent in our building, considering whether we’d actually want to buy the place in which we currently reside, or move to another neighborhood altogether. It’s been a whirlwind—alternately stressful, exciting, soul-searching, and kinda sad. We love where we live now—we both agree it is one of the few, if perhaps only, place we have lived together that really feels like a home. But it’s tough to make such a big decision under a time crunch, let alone when you feel emotional about it.
Amidst my initial freakout on Friday, Joe said something along the lines of, “Maybe this is a sign we need to get a move on; it’s a way to get unstuck and challenge ourselves.” He’s right, of course. No matter the outcome, something will change, with new perspectives brought about.
Man, the housing drama never ends on this blog! Remember the New York apartment debacle? Or the real throwback drama to the owner occupied eviction mess from 2012, when we were planning our wedding, and went through months of eviction then “just kidding” notices? The good news is, in all cases, everything worked out, just like it will this time. I know no matter the outcome, we’ll end up happy and it’ll be a funny story in the future. Keep your fingers crossed for us in the meantime!
So, my mood and mantra this month? Keep it moving. Stay focused, stay positive. Ask for help when you need it. Give yourself grace and space in this new season (the light’s starting to look a lot different, after all). Embrace the beauty—and the messiness—of life. Try not to freak TOO much over the fact that we’re already in APRIL. Hang on, and hang in!
April, you’re real crazy already, but I kinda dig it? I certainly can’t call this month boring.