the barefoot budget

unconventional grit for a mindful life


The Barefoot Home, Part 2: Hiatus

This is the second part in The Barefoot Home series: a series detailing my adventures in buying my first home and turning it into a homestead. Part 1 can be found here.

Life is crazy – you know that. I’m not buying a house this year. It’s just not meant to be. The market is too difficult. I don’t have the time and energy to flip a home that’s in god awful condition (basically everything in my price range). I’m only 5 months into my new job, and as it’s a newly created position, I’m busting my ass trying to get it off the ground. It’s sucking all my time and energy, but I’m making serious progress and need to stick with that. And as I have shared a bit of on this blog, I’ve been going through a lot of personal stuff and I’m not in the best place to make a monumental decision like buying a home. Phew! Glad that’s off my chest.

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We’ve added onto our family, in the form of a tiny gold and black cat named Mirah. She’s feisty, clumsy, and sweet as can be, audibly purring the minute you enter her room. We named her after the K Record artist Mirah, but the name also means aristocrat, princess, or treetop. She’s less princess, more prissy, and seems to have fell from the tree tops into our front yard.

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