So 2018 has been a tough year financially and emotionally. I “held” it all together on the outside, but needed something to change on the inside that summer just to be able to continue moving forward. I came across Jack Canfield’s book, “The Success Principles” in June. That led me on to read several more books from Zig Ziglar, Bob Proctor, and then “The Secret”. I cannot believe what just happened yesterday. So I started out strong by applying what I was reading and I wrote everything down that I “wanted”. I read it every morning for a couple of weeks, but then I quit reading it. I started a gratitude journal at the same time and I have kept that habit alive. Just doing that has helped me tremendously to enjoy every day.
So here’s where the story begins. On 9/10/18, I got a nice house under contract to purchase. Strangely, in the back of my mind, I kept feeling disappointed that this house didn’t meet everything on my list, but I needed something and it seemed like it would be okay for now. Had a great relationship with the sellers. Everything was moving smoothly. Then they wanted an attorney to review the paperwork. At that point, it felt like they began pulling away and things that were once easy (like in Stephen Covey’s book, “Speed of Trust”) began becoming complicated. I was denied for the loan at the last minute which ruined my plans of being able to move on 11/16 and host everyone at my house for Thanksgiving. The sellers wouldn’t allow a pre closing possession which would have been a work around and ultimately I would have been “stuck” with that house. On 11/14, I felt “lead” to approach one of my sellers with a ‘lease with option to purchase’ offer. Within two hours, we had an agreement in place.
The house I am buying exceeds all of the things on my list! I’m moving in on 11/16! Wait! I forgot to mention that not only am I getting my dream house, but I am getting it on my terms and ultimately for 21% less than what it sold for three years ago!!! I am literally glowing from the inside out and my hands are slightly trembling as I write this. I need to get back to packing because the big move is tomorrow and I was not prepared to move. Shame on me for doubting and being unprepared to move tomorrow!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!