I was sitting in my car in the parking lot of my condo waiting on my realtor, when I realized life was happening way too fast. I was not prepared to deal with the sudden rush of emotions.
After nearly a year of open houses and losing out on home bids to all cash buyers, we were beginning to lose hope that we would ever own a home in the Bay Area. Then 5 days ago, we got a call from our realtor. He sounded serious…and when he’s serious, you just know that it was going to be another disappointment. Then came the words…
“You got the house!”
I was on the bus heading back home from work and nearly screamed over the phone. I was shocked. STUNNED. I didn’t think the day would ever come! HB was on the other line laughing because he apparently knew before I did.
Panic kicked in. We. Got. The. House.
A part of me started to realize what this really meant. This meant, giving up our quaint little studio in the best part of San Francisco. No more meeting my best friend for impromptu drinks after work. No more evening walks along Fort Mason. No more Sunday morning brunches at our favorite local breakfast spot down the street.
It was about to get real. We were moving to the suburbs. We were becoming adults. (Insert crying emoji here)
So here I am sitting in the parking lot of my condo when I realized that I am now giving up another part of my life. The first ever property that I bought where so many wonderful memories were created. I made two life long friends living in this condo and we were about to put it on the market.
I wanted to turn back time at that point. In a moment of panic, I told myself I’m not ready yet. So many memories flooded my mind. I texted HB that I was feeling emotional. He immediately called me and reassured me that what I was feeling was normal and that it will only get better and that we’ll create new and even happier memories wherever we end up.
He was right. Even though I’m closing a chapter of my life, we were about to venture onto a new one and I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else but him.
So it’s bitter sweet news. It’s really the end of an era with our city life and come mid November we’ll be starting our life in some place new. I still believe that the best is yet to come.