Moving Day!

this post is not quilty related, just an update on life in general.

so i have mentioned a few times that my family and i are in the middle of a move. well today is the day, we finally moving into our new home in the UP.

about mid-summer, my husband and i were inspired by a sermon we heard at church to look into changing our lifestyle. since we have been married (almost 10 years) we've had a goal of becoming debt free. so we started looking at housing prices in the UP and were amazed at what we could get. and if we could sell our house for a reasonable amount, we could payoff our mortgage, payoff my student loans, payoff a few other debts, and still have enough to buy a house in the UP in cash. so no mortgage payment! we could achieve what would have taken another 10 years to payoff, by just taking a leap of faith.

yes, we are moving without a job, but at least there are plenty of job opportunities for my hubby and myself. and we both felt this is the right thing to do for our family right now. without the burden of debt, we can enjoy more time with our girls while they are young, since we won't have to work as much. (we are already use to living on a pretty lean budget) both scary and excited, but it was time for a change!

so excited for this new adventure in our lives!

Comments

  1. Wonderful! Where in the UP? We live on the Keweenaw Peninsula, outside of Lake Linden. (I'm a long-time fan). It's a beautiful place!!

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    1. We are in Iron Mountain! I am loving the snow, can't wait for things to settle from the move so I can start cross country skiing!

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  2. I agree we must live by faith even when we cannot see the long road ahead but we still trust. Wishing you the best on your journey.

    I have been debt free for several years now and have learned to live within my means. It is so freeing.

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    1. Thank you! This has been a good test of my faith and I am enjoying the journey. Being debt free is nice, this lifestyle is going to be a nice fit.

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  3. Looking forward to hearing some of your UP adventures!!

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  4. Congratulations on switching it up to make it work for you! Good luck in finding jobs, etc. I am sure you will have no problem. We, too, became debt free this year, by downsizing and it feels great!

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