After listing my house for renting availability and even showing it to potential tenants, I realized that I am not cut out to be a landlord. The stress of having to be responsible for collecting rent and maintaining my house for strangers to live in was something I was not ready for. I was losing sleep over it, was not able to eat (which is not necessarily a bad thing) and in general was acting like a nut-job. I was phoning my boyfriend every hour with the 'what-ifs' and every single worry I was having. In retrospect, this should have been my first clue that I was not ready to make this leap.
I will have to admit that I felt like a fool phoning and texting strangers to tell them that my duplex was no longer available to rent after having been posted on Kijiji for one day! In the end all that was wasted was time but I at least learnt a lesson from this whole experience. If it does not feel right in your heart you probably should not do it.
This decision was not feeling right in my heart for a number of reasons; money, timing, location, child care concerns etc. Of course there were positive aspects to making the move, it is still a goal I have for my life and my families. Once I chose to halt the events I had set in motion, I instantly felt relief! In this instance, I immediately knew I had made the correct decision! Lesson learned!
Thought of the day: Why do most people put more effort into their wedding than their actual marriage?
Quote of the day: You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis (author)