Things I am dreading:
1.) Moving. I love this home...not a day has gone by when I haven't appreciated it is. From the corbels to the risers, the gables to the grout, the courtyard to the pedestal sinks...I had a vision of what I wanted this home to be and the builder, architect and I made it happen.
2.) Moving. What a pain in the ass. Organizing what to keep and what to sell/give away/donate to charity, packing the boxes, hauling the boxes over to the new place...serious stressor.
3.) Moving. We are going from homeowners to renters...good-bye idea of building equity. I never thought that I'd make that transition, not at age forty-one. I thought I was done renting forever.
Things to which I am looking forward:
1.) Moving! I love my home, but it is far bigger than we need; in fact, there have been numerous times I've been embarrassed by it's 3,600+ square foot excessiveness. It's time to let it be loved by others.
2.) Moving! I spent most of 1993 backpacking through Europe and the Caribbean. In the months leading up to my travels I LOVED the process of paring down from an apartment to a backpack, unloading all but the necessities. Today I am embracing the process of drastically reducing the square footage of our home and thus the crap it can contain. Downsizing is the new bling, baby.
3.) Moving! We haven't been able to afford this home for over a year. We are on borrowed time here as it is. I can't WAIT to not live paycheck to paycheck. WOOHOO!