We close on our first house this Friday...and no one told me about the roller coaster of emotions I'd be experiencing. I am so anxious, nervous, excited, scared, happy, skeptical, over-the-moon, frustrated, and then some about the whole process! I guess I will say that I'm ready for the closing process to be OVER, because the waiting game sucks. And let me tell you, if you are in the process of buying a house, DO NOT make any financial changes, AT ALL. Do not apply for a credit card, do not refinance your car loan, do not sell an old car, do not have a birthday and deposit the cash in your account...the bank needs documentation for every single transaction you do. GAH!
So that's the frustrated side, on the flip side, I'm elated that we will have our own home, a house that feels like a home. It may need some updating, but the bones are good, and the warmth is there. I'm excited to have something to call our own and to customize the way we want. We already painted the guest bedroom, just the two of us, two coats...sore muscles! But it transformed from pink to "Baking Stone" and it looks great! I can't wait to paint the rest of the house!
I'm nervous because jumping into that much debt is terrifying, and I'm skeptical because I fear something major will go wrong. I'm anxious because, as the closing date gets closer, the days feel so much longer, and I'm scared that some bump in the road is going to rear its ugly head. However, I don't think any of those negative emotions overpower the shear happiness I feel that my husband and I will finally move to a city and into a house where we feel like we have a long future and where we feel like we can finally settle down and begin the process of deciding when to start a family. Bring on the joy, happiness, and want-to-rip-my-hair-out feelings we'll experience being homeowners.