Monday, August 5, 2013

A Plan

You've heard it over and over on this blog, if we're gonna buy a house, if we're not. We've been back and forth on this more than I can count. After waiting and waiting for the perfect sign, waiting to see if it felt right, I finally decided that Ross & I needed to step in and create our own fate. To set our own path in life. That's when we I decided we needed to make a 3-year plan for ourselves. And if fate intervenes, then so be it! But this is what we've I've decided so far. After all, Ross is such a good listener, it's certainly not my fault that I do most of the talking :)

- We need to be here for at least 3 more years. Ross & I both have great jobs here and in order to make this step in his career worth it, he needs to get at least 5 yrs. experience under his belt. Though I think this was always the plan...

- Our goal at the end of our three year plan is to figure out how to move back to PA.  Unfortunately, I don't know how that will work with Ross' job at USS, but we'll see. We may not have all the answers, but at least we have a goal. The reason we didn't make a 5-year plan is b/c I really can't fathom staying here any longer than a few years. Three years is optimistic I guess and the most I'm willing to miss out on in our families and friends lives.

- So now that we've decided to make it here another three years, I think it's time to buy a house. The apartment is really driving me crazy lately anyway between late-night partying neighbors, construction work going on and not having an outdoor space. So back to square one. We want to find a new Realtor and start house hunting again.

So we'll see. I feel a lot better after making a decision about the next few years ahead. And I realize that a few years may only be a blip in time, but it's a start. And as much as I try not to plan out our lives, it's nice to have an idea of what we want. Because once I can see a road ahead, I'll stop trying to focus on how much we miss Pgh and focus on how we can make the most out of our time here :)