Wow. It’s here. Already.
A thought struck me today. It has been approximately four years since we found our current home. It wasn’t exactly the 1st of January, but it was the first weekend of 2008. We saw our house twice that weekend and bought it on Monday. There was no need for discussion, it was purely heart over head and for the good of the family. I’m not the kind of person that does this often but the speed of progress from first viewing to calling our solicitors at 9am Monday to sealing the deal that morning was head-spinning. Nevertheless we knew it was meant to be and in those four years we have never regretted the life changing impulse buy. It all worked out right. We rode our luck, pushed the boundaries, forced the issue at some key moments but it happened as we planned and on a very snowy day in March we made the move and never looked back.
On 1st January 2008 I had not made the resolution to move house. We had been in our previous home just over 2 1/2 years. This move had been made due to family necessity and we had spent a long time agonising over details and area. Head over heart won out and we maxed our budget over square footage. I’ll be honest: I hated the place but buying a house is a big investment of time, money and trust and I didn’t want to admit that I’d made a mistake. We put our efforts into personalising as far as we could but the disappointment and regret simmered on and on. It wasn’t a happy time.
I made resolutions last year which were mostly successful, but not in the way I’d planned. I did manage to find a new job, but it wasn’t the one I’d planned and prepared for. Like my house it was a very quick turnaround from application to interview to acceptance. Like my house there was luck and boundary pushing involved on the day of the interview. However it also marked convergence of my interests, experience and conversations with other educators. It was the right move at the right time.
So this year I’m going to continue to refine and improve like everyone else and I’m going to trust my judgement in making the right move at the right time. I’m going to enjoy any new experiences that occur along the way. No regrets. Happy New Year!
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