Do you ever feel like your life is in a holding pattern? Like you’re going in circles waiting for the next big thing? That’s where we are right now.
It’s like we’ve got one foot here in Pittsburgh, and the other foot somewhere else.
We’re waiting around for the right time to move closer to family, and it seems like we’re going to keep on waiting awhile for that to happen.
It’s hard to enjoy the day-to-day when you don’t feel completely present in the, well, present.
It’s hard to stay motivated to keep on saving money when you have no idea when you’ll have the opportunity to spend it.
But me having a grumpy attitude about it isn’t doing me or my family any favors.
Because really, our savings goals aren’t complete. If we moved next month, we wouldn’t be able to afford the things we want to buy.
So we need to stay put in our relatively cheap apartment and keep on plugging away at building our savings account.
We need to take advantage of all the fun that this city has to offer. Pittsburgh is a great city and I will miss it and its people when we leave. I don’t want to have a move-out date on the calendar and have regrets about not finding time to do XYZ while living here.
I recently bought some wall art stickers for our living room and Johnny’s room. I had held off on doing some of these decorative things because I keep on viewing our home as temporary. But ya know what, in three more months we will have been in this apartment for two years. In three more months, we will be in this city for four years.
My kids have lived here their entire lives. This is our home, for however longer it may be. We can’t let daydreams about our future prevent us from fully enjoying our life right now.
So that’s my pep talk to myself. Now it’s time for me to start believing it!