When people found out we were selling our house, a common response was ‘is everything ok’? Of course it is! We are turning another leaf, doing something we’ve wanted to do for ages. We are renovating a colonial home, we are moving away from where we both grew up into a different area and we are escaping ‘estate’ living.
I can’t wait to hear the rain on a tin roof again, the feel of walking on timber floor boards, to hear the creaks of the old house. I’m looking forward to rugging up in winter with only timber walls being between us and the cold. I’m looking forward to only having one lounge and one toilet instead of two and three. It will be cosy, we will have less of an excuse to sit in separate rooms and I have less of a house to clean!
I can’t wait to research the history of the home, and replace some of the old charm features that have been taken away over the years. I can’t wait to wake in the morning with a cup of tea and wonder off through my gardens and gather clippings of magnolia, roses and gerberas. To me, happiness is not about the size of my house but the amount of love in my home.
I’ll keep you updated on the move, as I talk to contractors handling the construction dumpster rental and teardown, to the renos and furniture transformations too- maybe you can help me pick colours! It’s certainly not one of my strong points.
Have you ever made a huge lifestyle change? How did it go?