Friday, February 12, 2010

worry

I hate worrying. Its probably why I hardly ever do it. Its pointless. It doesn't make you feel better. Most of the time it makes you feel worse. You seldom can change what it is you are worried about. The best thing is to figure how to pull on your boot straps and deal with it. But today I'm feeling worried. We aren't selling our house yet. We probably will move in two years or so. But we bought in the peak of 2007 and our house is not worth what it used to be even though we've put so much work into it. I love our home. LOVE IT. I'm so grateful that we bought it. We've housed 6 different people who needed a place to live. We've had many guests. We have meetings and events every single week and have for years. Its been a source of joy and learning and has enabled us to provide for others at a time in life when its hard to feel like you can. But besides all this, I'm pretty sure when we go to sell our house we are going to eat it in the pants. I'm not sure it will ever appraise for what we bought it for and we can't afford to shell out the 20k or 40k difference. Especially not with where it looks like we may be moving. We are young and a major credit hit like a short sell or worse a foreclosure could screw us for a very very long time.
So I'm worried. Ugh.

3 comments:

Heidi said...

I hear your pain - I think about ours for a time and then I don't even put any thought into it - I just keep telling myself that making bad financial choices while young is better and easier to recover from than making those choices when old...

Aleisha Z. Coleman said...

mmm, are you over the worry yet?

I really believe that if you are doing and going where Heavenly Father wants you to go, He'll provide a way for you!

despite the illogicalness of it...

Tanya said...

It's probably good that you avoid worry, because if you worry about things two years away, imagine if you worried about the present! :-) You have a beautiful home from the pictures I've seen, so that's going to count for something when you sell. People are so easily swayed by other people's furniture and decorating skills!