Today is the beginning of a new chapter in my life.Â Last night I sold my condo which I have lived in for almost 18 years.Â In 1992 I downsized from my house to this beautiful apartment when my daughter when off to university.Â Now I’m ready to downsize from this big apartment to a smaller townhouse closer to where my children and grandchildren live.
Its been a roller coaster few months.Â I have been thinking about moving for months but every time I came close to listing my home I changed my mind.Â I hate change!Â I love the security of living in the same place for many years (this is only the third home I’ve had in my adult life) and I had decorated and fixed up my condo just the way I like it.Â But it was time to think about making a move and I listed my condo this past week.Â Things certainly happen fast in this crazy real estate market.Â I had a lot of potential buyers through this week and last night the offers came in and I picked the one that worked the best for me.Â SOLD! in just a few days.
I shed a lot of tears this past week thinking about moving, but in the end it was the right decision to sell.Â Now comes the fun part – looking for a new home.Â That search begins today and I’m very excited to be going back into a home – a townhouse – so I will have a backyard and a bbq again.Â Can’t wait to do a little gardening – plant a few flowers and enjoy sittiing in my own yard.
My family has been incredibly supportive.Â As always, my daughter and son-in-law were loving and caring and assured me they’d help me with this move.Â Its a lot for one person to tackle but between my family and friends I’ll get through it.Â Change is very hard as you get older.Â Its a great adventure to move when you’re young but it can be unsettling and a bit scary when you’re my age.Â Now that I’m over the “crying” time I’m ready for the challenge and very excited to find my new home.