After 12 years on my own post-college and renting all these years, I am now a homeowner!
The whole thing came about suddenly. I started thinking about potentially getting my own place 4 months ago, but didn’t start actually searching online until 3 months ago. 2 months ago I started visiting open houses and about 1.5 months ago I found a place, put in an offer….and got the keys last week!
I expected owning a home to feel like a burden, but it is exactly the opposite. It feels incredibly grounding and freeing at the same time.
Most of the house is empty (I’m coming from a small studio apartment) and I am in no rush to fill it right now, just enjoying the empty space…and small yard!