We made a very hard choice this week.
We’re going to stop the process of buying a house and stay put in our current home for another year. The reasons are multiple but mainly it’s down to the stress and the house not being as perfect as we’d like.
The house search was pretty fun, but with our current life changes it was hard to find what we needed in a home and within our budget. We had a long chat and decided that actually we’d be better coming at this again in a year, with a bigger wallet. This now gives us 12 months to save up, to search for the perfect home, to improve our credit even more and then settle into a place that meets all our needs.
The stress was brutal, and we didn’t realise the toll it was taking on our health (both mental and physical) until we stopped doing it. The relief was notable by even those around us, so you can imagine how we felt!
There are so many changes in our lives at the minute, and so we really are concentrating on cutting the stress and bullshit out of our lives to leave more room for the important and cool stuff! I have been accepted for a masters course, I have applied for the accommodation internship, OH is taking on different and interesting sites/responsibilities at work so we’ve got lots of factors to give ourselves too.
We are still intent on buying a house next year, but in that time OH is going to learn to drive! He’s said I’m allowed to pester about it as well, which I think that he will live to regret. Where we are from, there are lots of smaller villages outside of town and you get significantly more house for your money out there, so he’s finally given in on the whole driving shindig!
So there we are! I’ll keep posting here, but on sewing topics, travel, making the most of a student flat, and loads of other things as they happen.