Well, here I am after an unimaginable chain of events in the last year and a a half. I'm living in a new place....traded my life in the city for the peace and tranquility of country living surrounded by trees and water...
Being on my own for many years, I had yet to meet that special someone to share the rest of my life with. I figured my life was set to be the 'same old, same old'. I hadn't met that person who I felt drawn to ...had an inexplicable connection with...until he found me!
A very spiritual person, he talked and talked about his beliefs until I had to say 'enough'. We were on the same page about a lot of things but I hadn't connected the same way spiritually. I was worried that it would be a reason our relationship might not last. I was so upset about it one night that I had a meltdown. Then, all of a sudden I felt a extreme wave of energy hit me like a two by four - it took my breath away - in that instant I knew we were supposed to be together...I asked for some confirmation....yes, again I got the message that he was the one. I felt the calm after that, and knew my life was going to change and spirituality would forever take a more important place in my life.
We set out to make a life together...looking for a place to call 'our home' and found ourselves looking further and further north. We thought we had found the perfect house and drove just under an hour to see it....it was a little more than we wanted to pay, but we thought it was a possibility. It was empty, so we walked around the property peering in the windows and envisioning ourselves there. We were really excited and called the realtor...unfortunately, the owners had already accepted a conditional offer....the house was sold!
We met the realtor anyway hoping that the offer would fall through...There was something about the realtor.....I somehow knew we should have him search for a property for us. We looked at a few more homes that were further and further away from the city...distances we wouldn't have considered initially, but either the property was lacking or the house itself wasn't what we were looking for. We went ahead with listing my house in the city....we decided to use the same realtor for the sale of my house even though his commission was higher than usual.....just had a feeling.
The day we signed the listing, our realtor mentioned he had a property that his company had just signed. It wasn't quite ready to market yet, but he thought it would be perfect for us. Well, that got our attention! He showed us some preliminary pictures and we were smitten! The drawback was that it would be over an hour to work everyday. We had to let the idea percolate a bit. A couple days later, we decided to take a drive up to the property. We made some stops on the way and finally arrived at the property....yes, it was everything we had hoped and dreamed of and more!
Now we felt the urgency to make an offer before anyone else found it! We googled the distance and it was just over an hours drive from the city. I felt I could manage the drive back and forth to work everyday to and from the city. There was another couple interested, but they decided not to see the property after all and our offer was accepted!
A week later, my existing house was almost ready to go on the market and we already had an offer. It was more than we had listed it for! We had actually envisioned getting a particular price for the house to meet all of the expenses. It was exactly the price of the offer! Somehow, everything was working out!
After the initial euphoria of owning a home in the country, I realised I would have to be up at the crack of dawn to get to work everyday. We found out that there were two properties with the same address, one near the highway and the other farther west. We had used the property address close to the highway to determine the distance and time it would take me to get to work! It was actually an hour and a half each way to commute to work! In the back of my mind, I worried about how I would handle the commute for the next 5 years until retirement. I just had to have faith that we were directed to the new place for a reason and it would all work out.
I was able to arrange to meet a co-worker at the half way point to work everyday and car-pool the rest of the way...this made the drive much more pleasant - downright enjoyable. Then, I discovered something wonderful! I could actually retire in 6 months! How was I not aware of this before! Was the universe again conspiring to help us?
Fast forward 6 months to retirement and here I am today full of faith and gratitude for the events that brought us here! I love my life! Waking up to a view of snow topped trees bending in the wind. Even the thought of shovelling snow is exciting right now. I feel rested and happy to start the day. Clearing the snow on the decks will help me to build strength in my arms and core. It's amazing to get out in the cold air and feel so invigorated as I scoop another shovel full of snow and daydream about what's next!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!