First day jitters

I feel silly posting this.

I bought what is surely a great place but I don’t think I’m alone here in having a serious case of second thoughts once you’re past the point of no return.

Why’s that? Tonight I visited my place twice and I should have been excited and ecstatic. I should have been bouncing off the walls. But instead I sat alone marveling at how small it was, how loud the traffic was, how its view wasn’t as nice as my current view and surprised that for half a million dollars they only included 3 lights (that’s right, the bedroom has NO lights.)

I met another resident tonight and she too seemed surprised and disappointed about how small her unit is (though I think her unit rocks; it may be small but it does feel big.)

I remember having these feelings the last two times I bought a place so I know it’s temporary and will only last a night. Once I get my stuff in there it will turn around and I’ll be super excited (hello multiple house warming parties!) Perhaps I’m overwhelmed that I not just need to move tomorrow but over the next week I need to do some serious work to the walls and then in the next few weeks and months I will have to furnish the place (I even have to get a new bed!)

And I feel really silly posting this because there was a homeless person outside our garbage area at my old place and I know most people can’t afford what I can afford. However home ownership is an emotional roller coaster and I don’t just want to share the pretty pictures.

About Matt

Matt , Urbnlivn's publisher, has a love for lofts with industrial features and new construction condos that is only eclipsed by his passion for outdoor sports and urban living. Phrases such as “polished concrete” and “exposed brick” are music to his ears. You can also find Matt on Twitter or skiing.

  • EconE

    it doesn’t give an error Matt…it just goes back to the comment section. Tried it with a couple browsers.

    Oh…and when are you gonna start showing us some hardcore condo porn?

    You know…like the penthouse in Continental that recently came up for rent at 25k/mo…I’m sure you can finagle your way in to take some pics for your site. Oh…and you should do a post on the Bellora Penthouse that’s for sale…unless you don’t want to bring attention to multi-million $ flips gone bad. It’s a foreclosure sale from what I see on foreclosure.com.

  • EconE

    it doesn’t give an error Matt…it just goes back to the comment section. Tried it with a couple browsers.

    Oh…and when are you gonna start showing us some hardcore condo porn?

    You know…like the penthouse in Continental that recently came up for rent at 25k/mo…I’m sure you can finagle your way in to take some pics for your site. Oh…and you should do a post on the Bellora Penthouse that’s for sale…unless you don’t want to bring attention to multi-million $ flips gone bad. It’s a foreclosure sale from what I see on foreclosure.com.

  • Matthew

    Renting at my place in Belltown was the wisest decision I have ever made. It was truly an eye opener into the area.

    I learned so much about where I do and do not want to live in the city.

  • Matthew

    Renting at my place in Belltown was the wisest decision I have ever made. It was truly an eye opener into the area.

    I learned so much about where I do and do not want to live in the city.