Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Should I? or Shouldn't I??
Drive by posting.....see my new work?? Who doesn't love little pink and white houses?
I know I do! Speaking of houses.....
I started to look for one FINALLY. I've been renting forever and finally decided to take the plunge. I was pre-approved yesterday so that gives me some hope. However, from the houses I looked at, what I want is just out of my reach so I'm scared to take the plunge. I really need something with studio space that not only I can work in, but perhaps take on some private students occasionally. hmmm....what to do when you have champagne taste on a beer budget ;)
Really, I want a three bedroom, two bath, medium sized kitchen..I'm really tired of my galley kitchen and want one that I can move around in, cook, and have peeps hang out as I whip up some magic. I really don 't want to use a bedroom as a studio, I'd rather use a den, sun room, or other designated space so that's where I"m having trouble finding something that fits. Oh..of course in a good neighborhood. A little yard would be nice but not too much (my 2 acres has gotten the best of me and I don't want to deal with it anymore).
I did find an older home with lots of character and a DEN with 3 walls of ceiling to floor bookshelves that can be rearranged which I thought would be perfect for my growing stash of supplies. While I like the home, the bedrooms are small, and it needs a little updating (wall paper throughout, and kitchen cabinets that are less than to be desired), but other than that it is pretty close to perfect. Neighborhood isn't exactly what I wanted..but close. I'm just afraid of buying an older home that needs too much renovating (which to the eye it doesn't appear to have too much that needs to be done...but you never know).
Sigh...I'm rambling. :) I'm at a cross roads of something I really want to do but afraid of it at the same time. The cost of owning scares me, too. It looks like my monthly payments will go up by about 300-350 dollars. YIKES. Scary stuff!!! LOL I will just wait and see hopefully the right home will come my way when the time is right. Patience isn't my virture though!
Other notes, my work shop, Fun with Faux Encaustics is up and running and I couldn't be more proud of all the work that went into it and the positive feedback I've been receiving about the class! There's still time to sign up as it is an open class so you work at your own pace and can view the videos at any time. Try something new and join us! (My work shop is listed about half way down the page or so).
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Till next time--think about what it is that you are dreaming of and even if it's a stretch....start working towards making it happen!! Do it with me! :)