Over the weekend Mr. Lively and I finally got to walk through our future apartment. When we signed the lease the building was still undergoing a complete renovation and could not be entered by anyone other than the construction staff.
It was pretty much a blind bet that the place would be really nice once it was complete.
However, during our apartment tour we received good and bad news.
The good news is that the apartment seems spectacular. Though it’s still definitely unfinished, the cabinets, moldings, doors, and patio all look excellent. We are really happy we went with our gut and decided to lease in the first place, sight unseen.
And we also learned that the move-in date now looks to be October 1st, instead of September 1st or 15th, as was previously speculated.
Though a few weeks or one month isn’t in the grand scheme of things a big deal, it does present some challenges and changes in regards to my current lease, getting our puppy, and my general excitement/anxiousness to move in and start living in our new home.
For a little while I was bummed out.
Yet I’ve come to realize that I now need to make a conscious intention to continue to live in my Now House (Apartment).
In my excitement for new home, I have been getting pretty antsy about my current apartment. I’m kind of feeling “over it.”
And honestly, I’ve already started seeing myself cut some corners in the current space. I get annoyed at cleaning the bathroom sink. I leave my clothes on the loveseat next to my bed more often than usual. I am getting lazy about my organization and letting small piles of clutter accumulate in corners.
I’m getting more ambivalent about my current home while daydreaming about my future one.
So while my new-found laziness in my current apartment may not seem like a big deal to many, knowing my own disposition and general type-a personality, it’s signifying that I’m phoning it in.
If I was living in my new apartment I would be cleaning everything to the max and treating it like gold. But instead, I’m starting to throw in the towel here and let things slide.
But the problem with that is that I still have three months to live in this current home.
That’s a quarter of this year.
I don’t really want to live in a home that I don’t look after for 90 days of my life.
I don’t want to spend my time living in my fantasy Future Home instead of the home I’m actually living in.
So I’m choosing to recommit to my current home, to de-clutter it, organize it, and also prepare for our move.
By caring for my current home and making sure that it doesn’t get too crowded or messy, I’m making the move and transition to the Future Home smoother, while enjoying a more tidy and beautiful space in the meantime.
One of my biggest intentions is to love and care for the place I live in. And I am choosing not to shirk that intention just because something exciting is around the corner.
I need to live in the now and the home that goes along with it.