Hi guys, it’s been awhile!
Last time I checked in with you all was November last year when I announced that I got possession of my first house. This has been a dream of mine for many years and it felt surreal to finally make it happen – on my birthday no less!
The last few months I spent adjusting into my new home and learning to survive on my own. From furniture shopping, to meal planning and more house chores – my schedule has never been more busy and for the most part, I am enjoying this new transition.
In terms of money, that has been a big adjustment too! If you remember that post I wrote months ago before I bought my house about the reasons why I haven’t bought a house yet, much of that list is now reality for me. Money is just more challenging now that 30% of income is going towards my housing expenses – a challenge I’m excited to take on!
Talking about home ownership, oh my gosh, do I have a TON of stuff to say about it! I have lived in my home for three months now and I’m sure I’ll have more to say the longer I live here. But look out for all the “home ownership” posts coming your way over the next few months you guys!
If you have any questions about buying your first home, don’t be afraid to hit me up about it. I was looking for well over two years (three years if you count my ‘window shopping’ for condos/houses) and probably have seen almost 100 houses before I found “the one”. And I don’t regret it for a second nor did I feel like I missed out for waiting so long.
Besides the above, over the next few months, I’m making a few key changes to the Smart Woman Blog as I feel like I’ve landed closer to what my purpose is for maintaining this blog. I want to change the voice and content so that it mimics this purpose more strongly. I hope you guys stick around for the changes and let me know what you think then!
For now, hope you’re all having a wonderful 2017! Me? I just got back from an awesome snowboarding trip to Whitefish, Montana with awesome friends. Unfortunately, I suffered my first concussion when I caught an edge on some hard packed ice/snow and was told to take a rest for the rest of the weekend. So please enjoy this photo of my friend on the beautiful mountains instead!