So this happened today…
I’ve been hinting at it and if we are facebook friends, you already knew. I just didn’t want to jinx it by blogging about it. I also like the element of surprise.
The first half of 2012 has been interesting. There’s been a lot of highs and lows. A lot of love and a lot of tears. Weekends that filled my heart to the point where I thought it might burst…and weekends spent wallowing on the couch in sweatpants. I’ve had a lot of growing pains. The thing about growing pains is that all the discomfort and tears make you stronger. It’s amazing how living at home for a year can really help you get your shit together. I had a great life in Madison, and I thought I was an adult. I mean hello I had been living on my own and paying rent since I was 20! I was a fool. It wasn’t until I swallowed my pride, packed my things away, and moved back into the room with glow in th dark stars on the ceiling that I realized I was not an adult. I was out there living in the real world, but I was not an adult.
So over the course of this last year, I put on my big girl pants (or in my case, a big girl dress) and became a MF-ing adult. I finally feel like my life is together. This is no longer a bad reality tv show over here.
Apparently at the end of this crash course in adulthood, homeownership is the final exam.
I’m scared as hell, but unlike the fear I was feeling a few months ago I know this is the good fear. This is the fear that makes you strong.
So now that I’m a homeowner, I’ve made a list of the things I want to do in my home.
Make homemade ginger beer
Do yoga on my patio
Put a tile backsplash up in the kitchen
Host a brunch party for my friends
Create a patio veggie garden
Host a wine & cheese party
Paint at least one room entirely on my own
My timeline? Oh you know…by October. It sounds so far away but it will be here before I know it! Get ready for a lot Pinterest project posts!