I’ve been a little depressed lately.  Maybe you’ve noticed my lack of involvement with the blog over the last few weeks…or maybe not.  I’ve just been busy, stressed out, and completely preoccupied with life in general.  First of all, our house sold in thirteen days which was way faster than we had ever imagined.  Second of all, we have to find a new place to live within the next thirty days.  And, although we’ve found houses that we *like,* I’m not sure that we’re ready to pull the trigger on any of them.  So, we very well could be renting in the next few weeks which presents a whole new set of problems.

On top of all of that, we have to find new daycare for the kids which absolutely breaks our hearts.  I know that our kids will be fine.  People always say that “kids adapt easily” and “they’ll be fine once they get settled.”  But, here’s the thing: I know that our current daycare lady loves my children.  And, more than that, I know that they love her too.

Then, yesterday we found out that one set of our renters wants to break their lease early and move.  And, guess when that’s supposed to happen?  Around November 1st, the same day that we’re closing on our current home.  We have to be entirely moved out by November 2nd.  So, on top of everything that’s going on in our personal lives, we need to get our rental home cleaned, painted, and ready to rent again.  And, even if I hire these projects out, I still have to coordinate everything, pay people, and get new tenants.  If you own rental property, you know that this is no small feat.

I Have First World Problems

Despite the fact that my entire life is up in the air, there are plenty of things going right in my life.  First of all, my freelance writing career is going great.  And, despite the fact that Greg was off work for the summer, he’s been back at work for a few weeks now.  In fact, he gets his first paycheck this Friday and I’m looking forward to it.  Even better news is that we’re having all of Greg’s income direct deposited into savings because…well, we don’t need it.

I’m also thankful that we sold our house for almost asking price…and in thirteen days.  And, as far as daycare goes, I’m sure we’ll find someone that will take excellent care of our children, even though it may never be quite the same.

Basically, I’ve got first world problems.  Problems that other people would love to have.  And quite frankly, I’m a little embarrassed that I’ve complained so much recently.  In the scope of the world, my problems are meaningless, man-made circumstances that will be nothing but a blip on the radar a few years, or maybe even a few months, from now.

So, with all of that being said, I’m going to try to focus less on what’s going wrong and more on what’s going right.  No, everything isn’t perfect, but it isn’t as bad as it could be either.  We’re all happy.  We’re all healthy.  And, we’ve got the money to fix our problems and move on.  Yes, I’ve got problems.  First world problems.  Do you?