Buying A Future

The more I talk about buying a home and the more I really think about it I realize it’s just an important next step to take.  Obviously it’s scary, you’re buying something financially monumental and once you buy it it’s your problem.

It’s always scary taking such an huge step that you can’t take back.  The only thing I’ve ever done so far that what so permanent is getting my tattoos and I enjoyed that leap very much.

Of course my first thought is: Are we insane?  We can’t afford a mortgage, this is going to blow up in our faces.  I’m glad I talked to people because I realized just about everyone feels this way buying their first house.

Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death. — Betty Bender

Sometimes I think we forget that it’s good to have a little fear, I think it’s a good sign.  What usually terrifies people in this world?  Falling in love, getting married, having children and buying a house.  These are all things that usually bring the most joy and end up being the most rewarding even if they don’t work out in the end.

Today we go to look at the house for the third time and I want to get some real pictures of it.  Today we either sign the addendum or we turn it down.

I just have to keep telling myself: it’s ok to feel scared, it means it’s really important.

  1. Tara

    May 14, 2006 at 11:15 am

    I quote Ben Affleck from the widely maligned “Bounce”: “It ain’t brave if you’re not scared.”

    The important part, for me, anyway, is knowing the difference between fear and my gut screaming “THIS ISN’T A GOOD IDEA.”

    Good luck!

  2. Robin

    May 14, 2006 at 11:20 am

    Tara – well put…there is a big difference and it’s important to look for that.

  3. Gemini

    May 15, 2006 at 7:57 am

    It wouldn’t feel as good in the end if it were easy or if it was given to you… 🙂

    Working for something this big makes it all the more desirable… :hyper:

  4. Krayzee Chickadee

    May 15, 2006 at 8:57 am

    I was terrified when we bought our first house…. all the paperwork, final walkthrough, not knowing if our offer would be accepted… you name it.
    Then to top it all off, we got the papers signed & went to our new home. Did you know in the sink was a wee little mouse trying to climb out?? EEEEeeeeeeek!

  5. Robin

    May 15, 2006 at 8:59 am

    That would freak me out! The thing is, I can really imagine living there and my hopes are definitely up at this point.

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