Last week I headed up to Junction City, Kansas to “deal with” our house up there. Since we moved out of it in 2010, we kept it as a rental because one of the guys Aaron was deployed with was staying in the area and needed a place to call home.
When we were shopping for this house, Aaron told me not to fall in love with any of them because this wouldn’t be our forever home. I failed on that front. After all of these years, I always hoped we would be able to go back to Kansas and call it home. Unfortunately, life had other plans and Kansas will not be home for our family again. :( I’m pretty heartbroken about it.
Aaron and I have been daydreaming about what we want to do with our life and when we grow up. … You know, I’m freaking 31. That’s like a full fledged adult, but I sure as hell don’t feel like an adult on most days. Please tell me I’m not alone in this?! … lol Anyways, daydreaming, we’re talking about buying a travel trailer, selling all of our shit, and just traveling and seeing the U.S.A.
Step one in this daydream … Selling the Junction City house. *Insert big fat sad face here.* It’s a hard pill to swallow. I love this house! It’s our first home! How can we possibly sell it?! Aaron’s trying to be the best husband he can be and keeps reminding me we can’t live in the past and we’re working towards a better future.
After I was all done working and cleaning and loading up the truck, it was pretty freaking hard to put the truck into drive and actually drive off. Yes, I sat in the driveway and cried for a bit. And a bit more on the way home. And I called him and broke down too. But just like he said, we’re moving forward. After having a good night sleep in my own bed, I feel ready to put on my big girl panties and sell our first home like an adult.
If you’re headed to or know someone in the Fort Riley area, please share our first home with them. <3