It has been 24 days since we made the decision to sell our house. Over the past three weeks we’ve worked harder on the house than we have in the eight years we lived here. We are not home project people so there were quite a few home maintenance projects that had been put off until later. It was time for all of those repairs to be done if we wanted to get the best sale price possible.
What gives you energy?
After a lot of the work was done my dad asked me if we were going to “Love it or List it?” Even after getting everything fixed and the entire house professionally cleaned Amanda and I were in agreement that it’s time to sell. Last week we watched the Darren Rowse’s presentation from World Domination Summit 2013. In his talk Darren encouraged the audience instead of following their passions to “do what gives you energy.” Do what excites you and brings you energy and life. Passions can fade over time, but doing what gives you energy will keep you going where others stop. He also pointed out that if we only did what we were passionate about then we would never do anything new. People don’t have passion about things they have never done before.
Through the arduous task of getting the house ready to sell we confirmed that home ownership is not something that gives us energy. We appreciate this house and are grateful for being able to live here, but it is just too much home for us. The prospect of being nomadic and seeing the world is something that gives us a ton of energy. The fact that we can start to plan for a possible trip this fall has us jumping out of our skin.
End of an era and the start of a new one
Along with the feelings of excitement we do feel sentimental. This was the second house we’ve lived in as a married couple. This is the house we brought our three babies home to after they were born. We’ve hosted small groups here and had great times with family and friends. We have eight years of great memories here.
After the reminiscing is done we are confident it’s time to start a new chapter for our family. Even though we are not sure how everything will work out we would rather move and see how it turns out than not move and live asking ‘what if?’