Letting Go

Adulting is stressful. There’s no denying that. There are always lots of decisions to be made and things to get done. Not to mention, half the time you’re still making things up as you go. (Fake it until you make it!)

Elliot and I have decided to take an extra big adulting step and buy a house. It just makes sense. He plans to work here as a mailman for a few more years and with Asheville growing the way it is, it’s a good idea to buy. Plus, we could use a change.

While this is super exciting, buying a house is overwhelming. There’s so much calculating and searching and deciding. Our realtor, knowing we are first time home buyers, even explained to us that this will be a more emotional process than we realize. She’s doing her best to prepare us.

It’s also getting closer and closer to the end of summer. I always have tons of hope and excitement for the beginning of the school year. But sadly, it also tends to bring on a lot of stress. I can’t help but make never ending to do lists in my head and anticipate the craziness that comes with the beginning of the school year.

With all this, I’m starting to get anxious. I tend to worry about the future more than I should. But I don’t want to remember this time of my life as one filled with anxiety.

So, I’m making myself a promise today.

I’m not going to overthink it. I’m going to breathe and keep my stress levels low.

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Is this time of my life going to be stressful? Of course. But I’m not going to waste my time overthinking or worrying about things too much. Life is just too short.

Instead, I’m going to enjoy the rest of my summer. I’ve still got quite a few plans and I’m going to soak up every minute. I may get a little stressed here and there, but I’m going to try my best not to get overwhelmed. Everything will get done. It will all fall into place.

They say happiness is a choice, and I’m starting to believe that more and more. This is the choice I’m making for a stressful time in my life. To be happy. And that is all.

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