Sitting here, as I try to comprehend writing this blog post, I have chills. Undoubtably, this is the hardest blog post I have ever had to write, and for that I’m so grateful. In the scheme of things (especially in today’s climate), this isn’t a big thing at all, but to me it feels big. So here it is, I’m moving. My condo, which I’ve poured my heart and soul into these past 2 years is on the market. And just like that we’re closing a chapter. Time to move onto a new one.
Ranger and I have a lot of exciting changes in store for us this coming year. We can’t wait to share them with you when the time is right, but for now, I’d like to share the facts & features (in case you’re interested in purchasing, or know someone who is) and a love letter to my condo…
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1,600+ sq ft
high-end eat-in kitchen (renovated 2019)
luxurious master suite (renovated 2019)
central A/C (new unit installed 2020)
forced air heating
hardwood floors throughout (refinished 2019)
quiet & considerate neighbors
When we first met I was in awe of your size. You were HUGE compared to the current apartment I was living in and GIGANTIC compared to my college dorm I remembered oh so fondly. I lusted after your high ceilings, how the natural light flooded every room, and the fact that you had a linen closet. A closet just for towels and sheets!? Score! But then, I looked past my rose colored glasses. As much as I still cared for you and your potential, I saw your flaws. You needed LOVE, lots of it, and I knew I could give you all of mine.
Now, I can’t stop staring at you. You’re so dang pretty! Just looking at you makes me smile. I wake up each morning and want to pinch myself because it still doesn’t feel real. I love how much you’ve blossomed and how much I’ve grown with you. What used to be a dungeon-like kitchen is now a space that consistently trends on Pinterest. How cool?!
You’re not just pretty. You’re smart. Every decision we made during the renovation and design process was careful and calculated. You live like a house, even though you share a wall with another home.
I thought we had so much longer together, three, maybe five years… all my love that I’d poured into you was ready to stay. I was ready to stay too, but then one morning I wasn’t.
While I can say without a shadow of a doubt you’re my dream home, I know you’re not my forever home and that right now stings more bitter than sweet. Part of me is scared if I don’t leave now, I’ll stay forever. Another part of me is ready to be fearless, to jump off a cliff into a new adventure, a new adventure without you.
I know another family or person will love you and I can only hope they’ll love you unconditionally, like I do. I hope they’ll love your quirks, which are few and far between. I know they’ll love your beauty, which is impossible to ignore. I know they’ll love the massive shower (4.5x6ft) in the master suite, the high-end Café Appliances, the 8ft windows in the living room, the quiet and stillness surrounding you each night, and so much more.
As Ranger and I move towards our next chapter, we do so with excitement, with stress, and with a little sadness. I wish I could keep you with me forever, you’re my first place, my first renovation, my first finished product. I’m so proud of what you’ve become. And I’m so proud of me too.
With all my love,
If you’ve made it this far, THANK YOU! I am an overly sentimental person by nature (just ask my first leather handbag that still sits proudly at the top of my closet) and this will be the hardest bandaid to rip off yet, but I’m SO excited for my next chapter. Ranger is too! And don’t worry, we’re not going too far 🙂
*During this transition please respect my privacy. If you’re interested in purchasing the condo, I’m more than happy to give you a tour (either virtual or in person, masks required!)
Serious inquiries only!