Instead, you might waver or stumble, but ultimately that self-built parachute is always with you, and that self-built trampoline is waiting on the bottom. You’ve had help, you have help, and you’ll always need help, but you know what? You did this yourself. You built your life up until this point. And, you are continuing to build your life in your own grand design.
For part of last spring, we started seriously looking at houses. We LOVE our house with all of its charm and quirks, and isolated woodsy goodness, but we were starting to outgrow it. That’s probably about the time we started thinking about splitting the kids into two rooms, and then wanting an extra bedroom for guests and/or another baby. And then we’d need yet another bedroom for guests if the baby happened! After going to open houses for a few months, we never found anything better. So we started the bidding process to renovate what we have & love. And essentially turn it into a whole new space!
Phase 1 is just about complete, which was a whole new master bedroom, a whole new master bathroom, and a walk-in closet. Oh, and we also refinished all of our floors! That might have been the hardest, and most displacing part of it all. Once Phase 1 passes final inspection, we will start Phase 2. This one is a two-car garage and two new bedrooms over it! Whoa. I can’t fathom what that will be like. I don’t think I’m indirect at all when I say we want to expand our family. The hows and whats and whens haven’t solidified yet. I think with all this chaos, I had to put that journey on hold. I got scared of bringing or adopting a baby into that craziness. And I worried my children would be too much older than a new baby.
GEICO has been a name in my household for decades now, and that’s because GEICO is a resource beyond insurance. I think I’ve always known that, but have learned it a lot more recently with the upheaval of our lives. There are so many savings with GEICO – like time and money – and they’re perfect for so many facets and milestones of life. I’m talking auto insurance, homeowners insurance, renters insurance, and business insurance.. They cover.. LIFE.
With all of the planning for new homes, renovations, babies, etc., I found that GEICO had these three incredible resources:
1 – 5 Spooky House Noises You Should Never Ignore And we’re not talking about ghosts and ghouls, but this article DOES cover what clanking in your pipes, whistling windows, and humming appliances could mean to you and your home!
2 – House-Cleaning Hacks: Get Your Home Guest-Ready in 15 Minutes – These tips cover all the important parts of the house, and it’s a thorough list for if you’re having guests over and need a quick clean that will look like it took longer!
3 – 7 Most Beautiful College Towns in America – The pictures are EXQUISITE! We live in a beautiful college town (small city) and although we didn’t make the list, I was still stunned by all the beauty of the 7 most beautiful college towns!
See what I mean about GEICO being way beyond insurance? They cover all parts of life. I’m proud to be partnered with GEICO today, the way I have felt like they’ve been a part of my life through the major milestones of the last several years.
Do you have any major milestones coming up in your life?
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