Well, it’s here already. We are moving house today and I prepared this post beforehand as you might have guessed! It seemed so far away only a few days ago but by now, fingers crossed, we should be settling into our new home.
My wife got a promotion at work and we are moving into accommodation owned by her employer. It’s going to be interesting times ahead for us all.
My son, who is 4, is extremely excited about the move. He gets a great big bedroom and a huge garden to play in you see.
My daughter, who is only 2, is another matter though. I’ve no idea how she will react. Only time will tell I guess.
Certainly she will like not having to share a room with her brother I’m sure!
Moving House To Start A Revolution
Well, certainly things are going to change for us going forward.
Since I gave up work in November 2011, to look after the kids, it feels as though we’ve been in limbo. Even before that, whilst I was working, it felt like we were on autopilot going backwards!
It was definitely the right decision for me to give up work and stay at home to look after the kids but where was this taking us?
Mortgage payments, utility bills, school fees, car payments and more bills, bills, bills is where!
Fast forward a few months to today and we are in a completely different situation.
Having got the promotion, my wife will be the House-mistress in a boarding house at the school she teaches at and we are provided with accommodation. In fact, where we have moved to today.
Our aims and hopes for moving house are fivefold:
- be mortgage free;
- get rid of most of our bills;
- be able to save aggressively for the future;
- to have even more family time;
- to have more fun!
So far, we haven’t been able to meet the first aim; to sell our flat. Although the rest don’t solely rely on this as we can rent out our flat if we need to.
Things that I hope will come out of this move for my business are:
- more time to work on my blog;
- more time to work on product creation;
- more time to spend studying and learning;
- generally more time!
Don’t get me wrong it’s not going to be plain sailing as my wife’s got her work cut out for her with this move but the benefits far outweigh the risks.
I know she will be the best House-mistress in the world ever and I come in with the stay at home dad part to look after the kids. A role I really enjoy.
And I know I can fit this in with my business as I will have a lot more time in the evenings going forward.
This move will be a big upheaval but also a huge benefit for the family. As the title of this post suggests it’s a revolution!
If we look back over the past year, we never would have thought this is where we would be now.