So after three attempts at buying a house:
the first we were just plain sick over because it came with a whole lot more letdown than just a house,
the second fell through we got jipped out of about $3000 and
the third we just decided ‘meh’ and walked on…
we’ve decided to stay right where we are and sign our lives over as renters for at least another year.
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I’ve struggled so much over the last year about renting, wanting to just be settled and know where we’re going to be. But my mind has flipped a switch and I realized that life does not begin with a mortgage. All along I’ve been telling myself that it has, but it doesn’t. My kids’ happiness does not hinge on whether or not there’s a swing set in the yard. And these are the thoughts I’m taking captive…
because my contentment right now is my peace and I need it.
There are some questions I can’t answer, like:
Why do my favorite singers keep getting voted off The Voice?
Why do my bangs grow out so much faster than the rest of my hair?
And why do margaritas have so many carbs?
But there is the question of the day: can I be content to rent? And my answer is yes. Yes I can.