If you asked my kids the one thing they wish I would stop saying to them, it would without a doubt be this. But it is so true, and applies in any situation I can think of. Previously, I would have scoffed at something like this, or felt as though it didn’t apply to me. A big believer (now) that we see things as we are, the old me would have definitely found an excuse to have an excuse. A reason to put it off for another day, which would turn into a week, a month, a year before I even realized the time was passing so quickly. In short, I used to think I had to wait. For the right time, for permission, for a sign…for anything. I was nervous to make a mistake, but late to realize that not choosing is in fact a choice. I dreamt big but acted small. I’ve since learned that it’s okay to say you wanted it, even if it doesn’t work out. My kids are also tired of hearing that closed mouths don’t get fed, but as they apply it literally in this case they are more likely to believe me 😉
The lot on Shady Glen was purchased, from Canada, in 2015. I had the plans drawn in 2017 but didn’t begin construction until 2018. It’s 2019 now – if you know where March went please let me know – and while I could focus on how long this process has taken I’d rather appreciate the opportunity and trust that the timing has actually been perfect all along. There were many stops and starts along the way, and MANY times that I thought this was just too big, there were too many unknowns, and that maybe I just wasn’t enough to pull it off. It’s not a magic trick and I am certainly no magician – this home was built through hard work, concentrated effort, and many helping hands – but until it gained momentum, it really felt as though it could or should be put on hold until I could get a better handle on things. Until can be a dangerous word and there will always be a reason to wait, but I wouldn’t have started building the Harper if I’d waited for the perfect time. Now that it is near completion I can’t wait to start the next one. This wouldn’t have happened without taking the first step or the ones that followed.
The Harper is listed on MLS for sale and showings are very easy to arrange thanks to the fabulous sales team at Par 3 Realty in Missouri City. Of course, their photographer’s skills are infinitely better than mine, but here is a look at how she’s looking currently.
Master bath vanity is absolutely dreamy; master shower to match; secondary bath holding its own
Custom white and navy kitchen with fridge gable, pull out trash, and lovely crown molding
Fun shiplap detail in powder bath; leafy exterior views; oversize newel posts for the win
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement; somedays I don't feel that I'm building this house as much as it's building me. Grand moves are possible, and even if they start out feeling as though they are too big remember that you are always enough.