Today is the first day of me being a home owner!
I closed this morning and then spent the day cleaning, calling utility companies, shopping, then changed the locks.
I have a house!
Since last week when I found out the closing date, I feel like a different person. I’m waking up earlier, getting more done at night like meal prep and exercising, and keeping up with the dirty dishes. I’m mostly proud of myself for getting up early and having a more relaxing morning before rushing off to work.
I can’t wait to start living in my first house and start thinking about the next steps I want to take in life. I’m planning on getting a dog in the short term. The house has 3 bedrooms, so there’s definitely room to grow.
It looks like I won’t be traveling much this year, but it will be worth it when I become a dog mom and get to take my dog hiking in the park nearby!
Only 3 more years until I start TTC. Counting down makes getting older a little easier. And having the back up plan makes rejection easier.
This year’s goals:
- Read more non-fiction books
- Buy a house
- Change diet to exclude dairy (I think it’s giving me stomachaches)
- Try to date
- Study Japanese (undecided on taking JLPT in December)
- Go to more baseball games
- Donate to charity and volunteer my time
Those are the main goals. I don’t have any plans to travel yet, but if the opportunity arises I would love to go to Orlando and visit Harry Potter World. I’m planning a big trip in 2018 so I need to save my money.
I am really dreading trying dating again, but I got a subscription to a paid website for Christmas. It’s only for 3 months. I think I’ll activate in March when the weather starts to get nice again. I haven’t tried a paid website yet so maybe it will be a different experience. I don’t really think anything is going to come of it, but as they say, you miss all the shots you don’t take.