I figured this would be the perfect place to start especially because it is so close to my heart and I just could talk about this forever and ever and ever (LOL ask Ryan about it). Anyways I have had quite a few questions on this, and honestly this was a huge part of what inspired me to bring back my blog and create a platform to connect with you guys on a more intimate level. I love this housing process, and I’ve definitely learned SO MUCH already having this be the first go around and so I thought I could share a few tidbits, some common questions about it and maybe some things that would maybe help you as well.
Okay, so a quick rundown is that I have been living in an apartment since I went to college in 2014, and we are at nearly the end of 2020 and I have lived in an apartment or dorm style for the last six years. Where I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to do this and to have this luxury, I was getting sick of all the little things in apartments.
- One being throwing away tons of money down the drain essentially, meaning I’m not getting any investment or back end to the money I am paying monthly.
- Also, I was SO over the different parking garages, and just not having a place that was specifically ours…or wondering about if we’re being too loud, and all the other different noises, sounds, and smells and uncontrollable environment and factors.
- And lastly on this, I will say one specific thing that has always rubbed me wrong is the inconvenience of grabbing your packages and wondering if you’re missing different documents, packaging, or waiting on pins and needles to hopefully get the alert that you have a package and then it mysteriously goes missing. Is that me or does that happen to a lot of other people who live in apartments too?!?
Anyways, let’s flash forward to around the beginning of quarantine Ryan and I have been on a long journey of figuring out what her next step would be when he finished his college basketball career. We have always been open to the idea of doing something different like traveling around, moving somewhere new, etc., and will get all into that later but we always knew we were hopefully one day going to settle down with our parents when we wanted to raise a family.
However, being in a town that we have come to know and love, and have met so many incredible people we decided that it would be in our best interest to create a homebase for the next chapter of our lives here in Louisville, Kentucky. For those of you who don’t know, that is where both Ryan and I went to college and met each other through the basketball and dance world.
With the consistent hard work that I put into my Arbonne business, I have been able to put aside some money to put towards investment and now this first home of ours. I’m so excited, because I know it’s been such an incredible time for the housing market, and just some thing that we can call our own is huge. It has also been a goal of mine to begin investing while I am young, which is something i have learned quite a bit about in the last two plus years so if that’s of interest to you to hear more or learn more about the investment process or what the market looks like (I’m definitely still learning), but I’d love to share some more information with you if it could help you as well.
This entire process went from looking at apartments, to browsing around and setting up one little meeting here and there in different builders, complexes, neighborhoods, etc. and evolved into standing in front of the lot that says sold and I remember getting in the car at like it was yesterday looking at Ryan saying, “what the heck just happened?!”. Now I don’t want you guys to think that we are uneducated or made an extremely impulsive decision, if you know me I don’t think my personality could ever do such a thing lol. We had been doing tons of research, and it just felt like it happened all so fast, there were incredible deals going on with Covid19, and it just felt so right that God was telling us that this is what we were meant to do as cliche as that may sound
Flash forward to September, we are now officially in the building process and are hoping (fingers crossed, please say all the good vibes and prayers our way) that we are in before the new year..I mean to be completely honest I just need that fresh start for a brand new year, brand new vibes, brand new intentions, in our beautiful new abode.
So in the grand scheme of things we are hoping to make this home our little spot, and next adventure. As of now, we don’t plan to be in it for more than 3 to 6 years on average…and then hopefully see where life takes us from there.
I would love for you guys to DM me, email me, or reply to this and tell me some different things you would like to hear about this adventure, because I will most likely see myself making this a series/section.
I will continue to share the process of the building process, and different things I have learned along the way, but then decor comes around watch out lol. I will be sharing all my finds, hacks, dupes and ways that you can create if you’re interested or intune with my home decor style (which is definitely a huge huge huge passion of mine I seriously do it and all of my free time, I may be lame), && that is the rundown.
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