I found a house

I found a house to move into.

I filled out a rental application and I was accepted.

I’m moving.

It’s surreal to say that. I’ve wanted this for what feels like a lifetime. Now that it’s finally happening, part of me is waiting for the shoe to drop. Part of me thinks it’s too good to be true and something has to go wrong.

I’m trying not to jinx it. But, big news… I FOUND A HOUSE! It’s a beautiful house in a really nice neighbourhood. It has air conditioning! (If anyone who’s reading this is from a country where air conditioning is normal, it’s really more of a luxury and a rarity in homes in Canada) It also has a really beautiful kitchen that’ll allow me to reclaim my love of cooking. And, something I’ve never had before in my life, it has a walk in closet. A walk in closet! I’ll have felt like I’ve officially arrived when I have a closet so large that I can change in my closet each day.

Could it be true? Could things be really falling into place? Could I really luck out and get everything I’ve ever seen for my future? My office is in the city, in a skyscraper, on the 20th floor. Now I’ve got a perfect place just outside of downtown and it’s gorgeous and it’s close enough to the office that I won’t get stuck in traffic, but far enough from downtown that rent is fucking amazing.

How did I get this lucky?

For so long now I’ve been really down-and-out, so to speak. I’ve felt as though there’s nothing left for me, there’s nowhere to go and I’d be stuck in mediocrity and hell for the rest of my days. It’s weird to have hope again. This isn’t a familiar feeling to me. Finding a job during a global pandemic? Four leaf clovers… Finding a gorgeous new build home with rent the same as any apartment and older home in the city? Freaking pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, it feels like.

Now I just need to pack.

AND PLAN.

For a new life in a new city.

I’m trying to do things right this time… take things slow… savour the victories. Since you can’t get these moments back, I want to remember the feeling I felt when things finally started turning around for me.

I’m beyond excited to move into this home and start making it mine. I’m also looking forward to what comes through this road ahead. I’m hoping it breeds a lot of contentment. Perhaps, if I’m really lucky, a little adventure.

Time to pack my bags…

122 thoughts on “I found a house

  1. Look at you!! Soooo exciting!! Congratulations!!!

    You have a new job and now home … you are just bursting out now!! That’s so awesome!! So excited for you!!

    Congrats again!!

    And ps… Canada sounds like San Francisco. It is rare to find air conditioning there too 🀨 I do prefer having ac as well lol – there ARE moments that is needed lol

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    1. The summer’s are HOTTTTTTTTTTT. AC is a luxury I never thought I’d wind up having.
      That being said, I’ve heard the weather in San Fran gets much hotter. That would be tough to do without AC. lol

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      1. San Fran is actually pretty chilly most of the time, it’s right there on the Pacific Ocean and you have a lot of sea breezes, clouds and fog that keeps it pretty chill…

        But there are occasions during the summer … when inland, which is where I am, we can get to like 115… when we hit that…

        San Fran would hit maybe 90/95 which is hot for them… but typically you need a light jacket there – always bring a jacket lol ✌️

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  2. It’s a great feeling when you hear your application/background/credit is accepted isn’t it? I felt the same way when my last application was accepted. A different house is huge – it changes the framework, congratulations.

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  3. I knew good things were in your future V, it was just a matter of time. That’s the funny thing about time, it takes time😊 You deserve all the happiness in this world and I for one am looking forward to the stories you will write about this new adventure in your life and reading about the wonderful things you’ll cook!! Congratulations, all the bestπŸŽ‰πŸ™πŸ˜˜

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    1. Time does take time. Sometimes I hate it, but sometimes I think that this must be the right time. Maybe this is finally the right time. Knock on wood.

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      1. Yes my dear! This is what I knew way back months ago when we started our blogging friendship. I knew it was just a matter of time for you. Believe. Let yourself believe❀

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  4. Congratulations! I’ll miss you, but you’re on to another chapter of your life. Hopefully you’ll still find time for us commonfolk every now and then. But for now, I have two questions: What color house, and why do you need a walk-in closet?

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    1. Much of the home is rich brown tones on the inside. The kitchen, the walls, the floors, it’s all very dark toned. Very sleek looking.

      No one really needs a walk-in-closet so to speak. But it’s one of those little luxuries in life that you can’t help but appreciate if you actually get the opportunity to have it!

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  5. Congratulations! It is always nice to read good news. I’m sure you will be very happy in your new home 🏑. Always remember that we make our own luck with our thoughts and actions. Stay safe.

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  6. Congratulations and est wishes!. I am familiar with that feeling of waiting for the other show to drop. It’s happened to me many times, but then something happens to change the cycle and you’re out! So I am really happy for you. Enjoy every moment.

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    1. I might show a photo or two! It’s too beautiful to keep to myself! That being said, the landlord (for his posting) took really horrendous photos) so I’m going to have to wait until I move in to really see and showcase it’s glory.

      And the last 31 years of my life have been opening windows in summer too. I’m sure you know the struggle in summer when it’s hot and you open the windows and it’s hotter outside. lol

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    1. Oh I’m sure there are lots of people in the world who deserve a lot of goodness, including you! But, I sincerely appreciate your positivity and well wishes and happiness directed towards me. It means a lot ❀

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  7. Vee, this is the new chapter of your life that you have been waiting for and I am happy for you. I applaud all this welcome change and I wholeheartedly wish you the best of luck. You do have this effect of making internet strangers care and wish the best on your behalf. Things appear to be falling into place and perhaps you’ll meet wonderful new friends and a new special someone in the near years to come. Very good news, thanks for posting.

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  8. Omg this is amazing! I’ve been reading and following your posts since forever and I can’t believe things are finally taking off!! Congrats V!!!! Take it one step at a time and before you know it you’ll be in the right place! Ahhh I’m really so happy for you girl!

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    1. Awe, my dear, thank you ❀ This is so kind and thoughtful. And I know, I feel like you've been around my blog forever. You are amazing ❀

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  9. So glad you are moving forward with your life. I know you do not seem to be a person who believes in Jesus as their Saviour – but I want you to know I do, and have prayed for unnamed V for several months. I hope you see God in some of these experiences – at least in time. Debi

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    1. This is so kind and thoughtful ❀ Thank you.
      I'm not a religious person, but I understand the importance that prayer plays in your faith and I know that it means a great deal for you to pray for me. That is so very kind of you. Thank you so much ❀

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  10. Hey Vee, that is fantastic news! I am reading previous comments and people are saying that you are lucky. I don’t think it’s luck. It’s a lot of hard work, dedication, blood, sweat, and tears. You deserved this “lucky break.” Now your hard work is paying off. It might have taken a while, but great things happen to those who wait. πŸ˜„πŸ˜…

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