Keys to the Future

I am sitting here tonight overwhelmed with emotion. Frankly, I am super proud of myself and deliriously happy. I just spent a couple of hours in my very own house in Shaker Heights. To most people, it might just seem like a new house in my still newish city is the next logical step after taking my new job last year. But, it’s so much more than that. This house? Is all mine. I picked it out and it’s a big part of my new future. And I really, really love it.

Over the past several years, my life has been so up and down, so wrought with turmoil and negative emotion and negative people, that being in that house today felt like I could really breathe for the first time in a really long time.

These keys are the key to my future. They mean I want to build roots here and stay for a while. They mean I really, really do like it here. For me, it means I want to create a home and, for the first time in a long time, I feel safe and stable and content.

What it also means is that I didn’t settle. My last house was not the one I picked and it was co-owned with my ex. And I settled because that is what I did back then. This house? All mine. I picked it. I am going to change it, update it, and put a fantastic bathtub in it. For me. Because I deserve it. And I didn’t settle because that is not what I do anymore.

I’m looking forward to sitting on the porch and waving at my neighbors (and judging them back, LOL). I am looking forward to planting flowers and maybe a garden. It has a big bar that I am going to paint orange and blue (obv) and a beautiful deck where I can have big parties! (Maybe you all will be invited!)

If I thought 2012 was good for me, it looks like 2013 will be even better.

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People, I am an unstoppable, fantastical, sometimes spastic, always adorable, force of nature.

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2 Responses to “Keys to the Future”

  1. Congrats. I’m uber happy for ya. The place sounds rad–wow uber and rad in two sentences–I hope it is just the beginning of a fantastic time for ya. I feel ya on the thoughts. When we bought our house (holy cow almost a year ago and clearly differing circumstances than you) it meant to me that I (we) were finally forging our own way and path.

    this: I’m looking forward to sitting on the porch and waving at my neighbors (and judging them back, LOL).

    PRICELESS.