My husband and I are in escrow for our first house. It is a really exciting time for us, but also pretty scary at the same time. There are nights where I lie in bed thinking “What the heck are we doing? This is not the time for such a large financial purchase.”
“We can afford the house. We have money for a down payment. It will be alright.” I repeat this mantra over and over again until I finally fall back to sleep.
I think I am starting to understand how it feels to be the breadwinner in the family. If my husband gets laid off, we can still afford this home purchase. If I get laid off, we will be back into an even tinier apartment.
But sometimes you got to take this leap of faith. You take a good look around and you jump, hoping that there is someone there to catch.
The timing cannot be better. We were priced out for the last 3 years because of the real estate prices in California. Financially everything is aligned for us to take advantage of this opportunity. If we do not take this leap, I know we will regret it for the rest of our lives. So even with talk of laid-offs at other government agencies, we are taking this leap of faith.
It is just like your health. You workout, you eat healthy, and you practice good hygiene. How do you know that it will prevent you from getting cancer or from heart disease? You just need to have faith that doing these things are going to help you live a longer and more physically independent life. Of course – scientific evidence helps booster that faith.
Sometimes we fear the person we might become after we get healthy or after we lose that weight. But guess what – a change in your weight is not going to change who you are. If people treat you differently afterwards, that is their problem. They will adjust. But you will not stop doing what needs to be done because of fear.
Anything worth doing involves a measure of fear. But fear has never stopped me before. And it should not stop you either. Maybe more exercise will help me fall asleep faster.
Until next time and thanks for stopping by Small Steps to Health.
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