I get carried away, over enthusiastic when I have a plan. I totally live in the moment of it, wrapped up, thinking it will come to fruition. Then when it does not work out I feel upset. The plan this time was to buy a bigger house, but having been lucky the two times previously I have bought houses I thought everything would simply slot into place, sadly it was not to be the dream house (for us anyway) was just a pipe dream as someone put in a bigger offer, well over the asking price! But in my mind I was already living in that house, I had allocated out the bedrooms and made plans for our furniture. I need to learn not to get carried away.
"I hope we do not have to wait long for more space mummy"
I could give up or try harder, buying a house is meant to be stressful so I guess I have just been lucky on my other attempts. I could cast our net further searching across all the estate agents I can find, we just went to the ones on the high street but there are plenty more dotted around the Internet. One day we will have that new home we crave its just going to be a longer process than we first thought.
I had butterflies in my stomach the other day waiting for news on our offer. It was hard work and all I could think about, I was anxious and distracted, luckily some friends helped soothe my frazzled nerves and help put things in perspective.
I have a reasonable sized roof over my head, a lovely family and a caring husband, the bigger house will happen one day but until then I will keep looking and next time try not to let the whole process consume me! It did not help that we were in Portugal so it was in the back of my mind for most of the holiday! Next time I will throw myself into an activity so I have no time to waste wondering if our offer will be accepted or not!
What I am not so keen on is that supposedly the stress of buying a new house can age you by two years!!! Yikes I look old enough already as I am so tired missing sleep so I do not need any extra years added thank you very much!