Sounds like a totally cheesy line from a commercial for cereal. But! It's definitely true. I have a big announcement for everyone and I hope you are all prepared for the adventure that this will lead to.
I have decided, after 4 years of home ownership, 5 years of college, a lot of roommates, a Bachelor's Degree, and all sorts of other craziness, that it has come time to sell my home.
I told you it was big. Huge! GIGANTIC!
But it's also very, very exciting.
It's not going to be right away, the housing market here is still a little slow, but it will hopefully be within the next few months that we'll put it on the market and then get it sold so I can start the next leg of my journey in life.
My home has been fantastic and has taught me a lot about myself and the true meaning of responsibility. I graduate from Colorado Mesa University in the middle of December with a Bachelor's Degree in English with a concentration in Secondary Education. Essentially that means 7th to 12th grade.
Let me just say, I am ready.
I have one semester left of student teaching and then it is time for This Messy Business to really get the show on the road.
Where does the road lead? Well for me it seems to be leading straight to Phoenix, Arizona. I've heard the girls are warmer there.
I always talk about Sam at the Junk House in my posts, I "met" Sam via a bloggy link party last summer and something about her (probably the way that she strung words together!) seemed to "speak" to me. Over the last year we've shared a lot of emails and a crapton of commenting. After reading her blog I decided to take a look into the Phoenix area, she's fantastic so the chances she lives in a good place are pretty good right?
Well the teaching market is dramatically better there. As in, I could actually get a job with my degree rather then continuing to work in a call center wasting my days away. I would have to do some relicensure things but it's not anything huge or unrealistic.
I love my home and still have a bunch of projects that need to be done before it is market ready. (I should probably mow the lawn, fix the porch, replace the roof, expensive stuff like that.)
I do plan on purchasing a home in the area where I'm moving, depending on where my job is at. Luckily Sam has been AMAZING and has endured my one hundred questions and babbling.
If you made it to the end of this I believe you deserve a foot massage and a cookie, and I hope you stick around as I figure out how to sell my first home and start a new life in a strange (extremely hot) place. I'm excited for this adventure and a whole new home to renovate and remodel!
I'm scared, intimidated, anxious, excited... all those things. But I've got an amazing family, wonderful friends, and the will to do it.