Moving House To Start A Revolution

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.

Moving house 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.

Tim Bonner

Tim Bonner is a Stay At Home Dad, Blogger and Internet Marketer. Learn more about him here.

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  • Bill Dorman

    Key word; fun. Keep it fun and exciting and you can figure out the rest.

    Good luck and I guess we will see you when you re-surface at some point in time.

    You still have room for me, right, on my layover to St Andrews?

    Talk to you soon.

    • Tim Bonner

      Hey Bill

      It’s been a tough few days after the move but we’re here!

      Definitely hasn’t been too fun yet but that’s going to change.

      You can stay over any time! St Andrews awaits…

      Good to see you.


  • Mark

    Exciting times Tim, congratulations on the revolution :p

    • Tim Bonner

      Hi Mark

      Thanks. The revolution has only just begun!

      I wish it had gone a little more smoothly though.

      Thanks for visiting and for your comments Mark.


  • Jens P. Berget

    That sounds awesome Tim.

    I’ve only moved a few times in my life, and I was almost never in on the decision :)

    It seems that you’ve got big plans my friend. Looking forward to stay along for the ride and follow your success.

    • Tim Bonner

      Hey Jens

      I definitely have big plans.

      Moving wasn’t as straightforward as I’d hoped but things are going to pick up I’m sure. So, watch this space!

      Thank you for visiting Jens.

      I hope you’re having a great weekend.


  • Simmeon

    Hey Tim,


    I’m moving house this Friday!

    Hope all goes well..

    • Tim Bonner

      Hey Simmeon

      That really is a coincidence!

      How was the move? Straightforward I hope!


  • Shamelle

    Cool way of looking at it. Never heard anyone call it a Start A Revolution :-)
    All the best..

    • Tim Bonner

      Hey Shamelle

      Thank you for visiting my blog.

      I want the move to be really positive and a step towards a better future for my family. It’s my own mini-revolution ;-).

      Thank you for your kind comments.


  • Chris

    Hi Tim,
    congrats about moving your house – it’s always very exciting and tiring ;) Hopefully your son and daughter will be also happy – I know that move is the most exciting for children (I also have a son (5 years old) and a daughter (3 years old).
    So good luck!

    • Tim Bonner

      Hi Chris

      Thank you. The move wasn’t as straightforward as I’d hoped but we are here and enjoying the new place.

      My kids have been a bit unsettled which is understandable but hopefully they will get back into a routine soon and get used to things.

      Your kids are around the ages of mine so you know how they react!

      I hope you’re having a great weekend Chris and thanks for stopping by.


  • David Tucker

    Oh, I know that a move to a new house is like a start of a new life. The word ‘revolution’ clearly shows what the family goes through and what changes can take place in their lives after the move. Sure, these are changes for better. For fun and more quality time with your family!
    Kindest regards and I hope to read your new posts as soon as you set in a new place))

    • Tim Bonner

      Hi David

      Welcome to my blog! It’s great to see you here.

      I haven’t felt so settled since we moved back in August for as long as I can remember. My family are happy in our new apartment and we have so much more space.

      Living mortgage and rent free with hardly any bills is certainly helping things too! Still, it’s hard work for my wife in particular but she’s doing well in her new role.

      Thank you for your comments David and I hope to see you again soon.