I’ve been trying to sell my house recently, and it’s a tumultuous journey. Today I had an open house and it felt more like a set-back than a step forward, even though it actually was a step forward. This post, tonight, has brought me to some realisations about my perceptions; I am thankful for the clarity and perspective that I can view this situation now.
I am not in a bad position. I’m 27 and own a house, on my own. In this day and age, that’s a pretty reasonable achievement!
My deadlines are arbitrary, and set by me. If I fail to achieve them, is it really failure, or was I unrealistic in setting my expectations? If I do not sell by the appointed time, I am sure it won’t be the end of the world and that I will be able to arrange something else.
I am actually in a good position. My primary concern is the upcoming sale of my house, and not concerns over food, shelter, physical safety, or any other basic necessities for life.
So, I am thankful. I am thankful that I am achieving financially. I am thankful that my timelines are not set in stone, or by someone else. I am thankful that my largest concern pales in comparison against those who are doing it truly tough.
What are you thankful for this week?