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cmego posted 3/24/2014 16:11 PM

Well, I stood in my new house today, soaking it all in.

When I left ex, I essentially threw a dart and landed. Packed up the kids and left, found a cute little house and poured my heart into it. Ex had to co-sign the loan as I had no income. In less than 3 years, I made $30K on this house with all of the upgrades and design I put into it.

Over Christmas, bored, I went online and found a house in my 'hood with a one car garage (I currently have no garage) and on a culdesaq. I went to look at it and fell in serious "like". The sun in this new house is beautiful. Good bones.

I put my current house on the market, it sold in 6 days.

Today, I closed on my very first house….alone. This is MY house. I wasn't pressured to buy it. I simply did this because I wanted to, it makes sense for my kids and my place in life.

For some reason, this feels so much better. I am moving for happy reasons, not encumbered with the "I'm getting a divorce" strings that the first move gave me.

This is MY house. *I* bought it without a co-signer. MINE. I had the idea, I found it, I bought it.

The next couple of days will be hellish with the move, but I have my Mom helping me a little.

So, single Mom, moving, two special needs kids and in a hellish International Law grad school compressed class.

But, somehow…I just do all of this with little fanfare or complaint. I just do. Former New Guy kept saying, "How do you do all of this? You don't even seem stressed??" I dunno. I think I've had so much stress for so long….I just do.

I refuse to let fear drive me. If I want to do something…I just do.

Cheers to a NEW New Beginning.

nowiknow23 posted 3/24/2014 16:14 PM

Congratulations, cmego! What a fabulous feeling that must be.

Wishing you endless days of joy in YOUR home.

Crescita posted 3/24/2014 16:29 PM

Congratulations on the new home. You're an inspiration

risingfromashes posted 3/24/2014 17:09 PM

Awesome! You rock!
I remember driving my little car 4 miles down the road to my new home with 2 moving vans following me. I felt so small and scared but empowered at the same time.

This is a wonderful new beginning for you. You deserve a round of applause

FaithFool posted 3/24/2014 19:57 PM

As someone who has moved five times in as many years, I get it.

Williesmom posted 3/24/2014 20:03 PM


norabird posted 3/24/2014 20:58 PM

Cmego--I am in awe of you!!!

InnerLight posted 3/24/2014 21:40 PM

You are an inspiration!

Congratulations on your new home!

Bluebird26 posted 3/25/2014 06:19 AM


Hope you and your kiddos have a wonderful life full of joy in your new home.

nutmegkitty posted 3/25/2014 07:59 AM

Congrats on your home!!!!!!

little turtle posted 3/25/2014 08:04 AM

Congratulations cmego!!! This is awesome!

7yrsflushed posted 3/25/2014 10:46 AM


velveteer posted 3/25/2014 11:22 AM

fantastic cmego - enjoy the new place...

gahurts posted 3/25/2014 13:59 PM

Congratulations on the new house. Best wishes that you find it full of happiness and love.

persevere posted 3/25/2014 19:36 PM

Congrats cmego! You are inspiring. I moved into my new house 18 months ago and I still have so much to do!

Can't wait to hear the progress and best of luck w the move. If I were closer I would love to help!

SoHappyNow posted 3/26/2014 17:00 PM

YEY!!!!!!!! Good beginnings to you, and good middle part and so on and so forth! Are you planning on any future house flipping? It sounds as if you have quite a bit of skill at it.

gypsybird87 posted 3/26/2014 17:51 PM

What an awesome post!!!


ChoosingHope posted 3/26/2014 23:15 PM

YAY!, CMEGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(And yes, my all caps meaning I'm yelling!)


thebighurt posted 3/26/2014 23:38 PM


dignityintact posted 3/27/2014 04:52 AM

love this post!

Yes, what is it with men who seemed "threatened" by our ability to cope with life?? I just don't get it? I've been on plenty of dates, and the positive response I give to what happened to me seems to baffle them…they just can't understand why I'm not a crumbling mess….maybe that's where we go wrong?? Do men want to "save" us???
Sorry to hijack your thread….but the response from your XSO interested me.

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