11.22.2011

One year ago today

One year ago I was knee deep  forehead deep, in tearing up a house.










 

Hadn't even had the keys a week, and I had already recruited a team to help me make a wreck of the place!

Today I can't help but think about how grateful I am for having that opportunity. For being financially stable enough to buy a home at the age of 22, barely 23. For having parents who subcontracted their own home and knew how to do tackle nearly anything I could dream up. For friends and loved ones who would head over on a Friday night, spending it with me drinking beers and ripping up flooring.

You wanna learn a lot about yourself? Buy a house and renovate it. There are things I gained in that process that I'll never be able to put into words. It may not be the most expensive home, or the prettiest home, but she's MY home. MINE. My sweat, blood, tears, time and hard-earned cash really did go into nearly every bit of it.  I can't tell you how good that feels!
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17 comments:

Beat of Sandra's Heart said...

That is quite an accomplishment!!

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

I know you are but you should be so proud of yourself!!! I think it is such a wonderful thing to be that young and accomplish what you have... Your home is gorgey by the way... Price doesn't matter =)

Michelle (michabella) said...

Happy 1 Year Homeaversary!! (yes, i just made that up, roll with it)

Carolyn said...

I love this! :) Buying a home is such a grown up thing, and you really do learn so much about yourself! I think your home is adorable! Happy one year anniversary of tearing s*it up! hahahahaha

Becca Christensen said...

How special!I bought a home at 23 as well and it's been such an experience. My renovations were minimal (carpet, trim work, painting, etc) but I fall more in love with my little home everyday.

Mateya said...

It's come a long way! Can't believe it's been a year! :)

Kristin said...

cute! congrats girly! it's been following along in the process! :)

Amanda said...

I can't believe it's been a year for you! The house has certainly come a long way. I still can't believe how much of the house you tore apart!

K said...

Happy House-versary! You should be crazy proud of yourself!

Holly said...

What an accomplishment! So proud of you! I need to come see your house and what you've done to it! I'm sure it's lovely :)

Mrs. H said...

Congrats..and it's such a cute house! Love all the before pics.

Heather said...

Oh my gosh!! You rock! It took me forever just to remove wallpaper and paint our house...

Daniela said...

happy anniversary and congrats on being able to do that so young!

Dayna Leigh said...

Happy one year with your home! You should post pictures of the remodeling once it was complete, if you haven't already! :)

Melissa Jo said...

Not going to lie, watching you develop your house over the past year and really inspired me to do my own.... closing on Monday 11/28!!

Jamie said...

We just bought our first home. I can't wait to be forehead deep in renovations!

Marian said...

You go girl!!!

(and when you are done, want to come over to my house...it sure could use the help)