As 2013 comes to an end like for many of you it's been a strange year to say the least. A few months ago we sold our house only to be messed about by the buyer, so much so that we took the house off the market.
This in itself caused a lot of problems, the excitement of going then the disappointment of staying. We then decided to stay, but yet again the wanderlust reared its head and the cottage was up for sale, this time with many views but no offers - so again disappointment.
We tried to make it work but decided to try for a third time, it was a huge leap of faith for both of us, we are literally risking all. This time (fingers and everything else crossed) we have sold and should be exchanging very soon.
But we are not getting too excited just yet :)
This year has also been rubbish for money (or lack of it) - hence the move. Semi rural living, no car, one bus an hour (if you're lucky) and no jobs is no fun. I have had to put my 'creative side' to one side. I wanted to join a couple of on line art classes, I wanted to publish two short stories, open a web site, publish my photography, sell my art etc etc......... could not do any of these, again this prompted the move. Possibility of some sort of job, better transport, (possibly a cheap car), it's a sad fact that without money you can't do bugger all. This is not a whinge by the way, having sod all has made me a super scrimper, I know the value of everything I buy (especially food), I make do and mend, it has in fact taught me a valuable lesson, I don't waste anything, I save for everything. I have in the past been a complete idiot with money - I just wish that someone had taught me how to manage the stuff years ago. But hey ho - these things are sent to try us.
Family are another bug bear - certain 'family' I feel look down on us, they assume an awful lot. They can't understand why we don't take holidays, go out for meals, how we manage on very little (and without any help from the state whatsoever), benefits were another assumption. I could go on but I can't be asked, I really have no time for some family and I now just smile sweetly at their stupid comments. They don't understand because they don't want to - 'nuff said.
So what to do in 2014? If the move goes ahead (pretty please) I (and hubby) will be able to get on with life again, we are both in a rut and there is always a way forward. So, in the words of Buzz Lightyear :
INFINITY & BEYOND!!
Or East Sussex will do just fine xx
Whatever you do in 2014 - do it for yourself.
Rosa Lily L