Growing up my mother flipped houses. The entire family would pack up, move into a house, and year or two later do it all over again. Since my mom was a stay at home mom, it was her way of bringing in a second income. A pretty good one at that. My mother has a way of really making a house a home and home decor and real estate has been a huge part of my life since I was young. What's funny is I never really thought about it. I thought everyones mom's were like that.
Looking back I realize that in all of the moves we made, it taught me one of life's best lessons-- Home is where the family is. It can be anywhere. Once you bring your things, and decorate it the way you love, and your family is there, any place will feel like home. I have brought this motto with me from nice homes, to apartments, and everything in between.
Your twenties are a tricky time. It's the time you really figure out what you are going to do, who you are going to be, and where you are going to start. It is also the time when you feel like you should be soooo much more accomplished, yet have know idea what you are doing. In my years perusing acting, and going to film school, and chasing dreams, I think part of me was fighting the inevitable- DOING WHAT YOU KNOW. I know real estate, I know flipping houses, I know home decor. I LOVE all of these things--- so why am I fighting it?
As many of you have been following along, you know my husband and I recently purchased our first home and have poured soooo much love into it. It was never supposed to be our forever home, but a stepping stone in getting where we eventually wanted to be. At the same time, the plan was for it to be at least a 5 year home. The SoCal real estate market is kind of insane right now and after more than one realtor phone call about people interested in purchasing our (not for sale) home, we realized that it didn't necessarily need to be our 5 year home after all. And just like that 30 days later we are back with parents on the hunt for another home! Through all this I have brought with me the lessons of home and family that I have learned as a child and am VERY excited to see where our new home will be. We have our eye on a few new communities-- so hopefully you will follow along and see where we end up next!
|OH, we have a home, we just need a house to put it in|
Some people don't get it. Some people think we are crazy, yet if you know me and my family well-- you'd say "Oh she's just a chip off the 'ol block!".