Book. House. Dog.
These were my goals and intentions I shared with the universe last year. I know when you say, thinking, share something, the universe hears you. You ask… you wait… you receive. It’s not that simple though. There is something else that has to be done between the law of attraction. It’s the work you need to put into the goals and passions. It would be so easy to say I want to write and publish a book and have a manuscript handed to you, then have it published with Random House with no questions asked. Could you image? I can, but even with the universe taking care of us, I have to do some work. And it’s not even working to me. When I sit down to write I’m in the flow of my true self. The creative being I was made to be.
I had been working on self-publishing my first memoir, Behind The Kitchen Doors ~ The Summers. I was consumed by all the things involved with self-publishing. It was the first few days of September and I was two weeks away from pressing the submit button on Amazon, Kindle publishing. I left the gym one morning and said, ‘Okay universe, I’m ready. Book. House. Dog.’ I wrote it down, I said it over and over again to myself. I shared it with my hubby, Adam and he agreed. The dog would come later, we had to find the house first. Adam looked for properties for our families to view for us. I should share that we had been looking for a house on and off for over a year and a half. We thought we would move back to Nova Scotia, then PEI, then back to Nova Scotia. We were not being clear with our intentions. I knew this was one reason why the house may not be showing up. We sent my family to view properties, we viewed houses when we went home to visit. Our actions showed the universe that we were serious about this move. It is an interesting adventure to house hunt when you are across the country. You try to take the opinion of your family with a grain of salt, but also with great value because both of our parents have gone through the house hunting adventure. They had the experience of what to look for and the questions to ask. We are so grateful for their love and support.
When we decided on New Brunswick and then more specifically, Fredericton, because it is a capital city, not that was the deciding factor, we thought it would be easier to find employment in a busy city. Once we agreed on the area, things started to happen. I had self-published my book and neck-deep in with promotions and trying to keep on top of social media and working my full-time job at the hotel. My in-laws were in New Brunswick going to viewings for us. There were a lot of houses that were not right for what we had in mind. We needed at least two to five acres of land to start the small farm that Adam had been doing so much research on. His vision was clear, and that made it easy when he looked at houses. He was very specific with his parents on what we wanted and they happily went to look at the houses and property for us. At the end of September, there was one house that we all agreed on. It had six acres of land; newly renovated; and only ten minutes from downtown Fredericton, I could see us living there. We put an offer in and it didn‘t work out because of another couple out-bid us. For some reason, I felt crushed. I knew this happened. I watched enough HGTV and heard stories from friends who lost out on bidding wars. But I was still hurt and wondered if this move was ever going to happen? Adam was feeling frustrated as well. We used to things moving quickly when we decided on a move. When we met in Edmonton sixteen years ago, Adam told me he planned on moving to Victoria to pursue his golfing passion. Within six months we driving to Tofino, BC (5 hours from Victoria), because we accepted positions at the Wickininish Inn, Relais & Chateau resort. We took the opportunity to get us to where we were going. That’s another story.
Adam shared he would wait until the Spring to start looking again. We needed a break. But the universe had something else in mind. Adam was on the phone with his mother and he happened to be looking at properties for what may have been the last time until the Spring. He saw a house that had been on the market for two days. He sent the link to his mother; they looked at it together (I was at work) and within a few hours; they had an appointment to look at our house. My in-laws went to view the house, called Adam and said this is the one. Adam called our realtor to put in an offer. We sat in our home in Victoria at 6:00 pm and it is 10:00 pm in New Brunswick and talked with our realtor as she talked to the owners. We put in an offer. The owners came back with another number; we asked if that included the snow blower and ride-on mower; they said unfortunately not they needed it for their new home. We came back with another offer with a condition of keeping the split wood for the woodstove they said yes; we said yes. I felt sick and excited in one breath. I couldn’t believe it, I mean I did believe it, but it was surreal that within forty-eight hours we were going to wait on our goals and then the house appeared and we were right back on track. Thank you universe!
Next time, I will share the bumps and scrapes that we took during the purchase of the house. It’s hard to do business with a four hour time difference. Thank you for being here with me and sharing this joyous adventure.
Until Next Time, Keep On Typing…