Monday, August 13, 2007

3 Months on the Market

Well, my house has been on the market for 3 months now. I said I was going to give it 4 months so I have one more month to go but I don't have any hope that it will sell. I haven't had any visitors in a month. I am one of 4 houses just like mine for sale on this street. I almost want to take the sign down now just so I won't stand out as another house that hasn't sold. It's like a big banner telling everyone that I am stuck in a house that won't sell. I want to pretend like I never wanted to sell and I am not disappointed.

My job is getting a little easier. I have been there for 8 months now and I am figuring out some of the procedures. Their system is not perfect and they expect me to suggest improvements. I'm not quite at that point yet. Part of me resents my house because I have to keep this job in order to pay the mortgage. The other part realises that I am still building wealth if I keep my house and job. $200 of my mortgage payment goes to the principle and I am contributing to my 401k with the company match. I just can't cash in at the moment. I will have a bigger nest egg in the future (I just want it now!).
If I put off my dreams for a few more years I will have a better chance of succeeding. I still get a crazy urge to rent out my house, quit my job and try making a living as an artist without a financial cushion. Life is short!

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