Scott and I have been thinking about moving for a l-o-n-g time. Like six years – long time. We’ve waxed and waned. We’ve almost moved and decided to stay. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride emotionally.
The past few months, we’ve been in the seriously considering camp again.
This time, I was dead-set on staying. I had no interest in even looking… no thank you. My heals were dug in. But then we discovered a reasonable place to build, near friends. So I reluctantly went to check it out. As I spent more time there, and more time talking with the sales person, I became a little more interested.
Then we poured over the budget, the savings and all the possibilities.
We started thinking through everything from flooring to cabinet knobs . . . this was kind of becoming a thing. And I was surprised to find that I was starting to like the idea. Then one day, right out of the blue, I noticed that I loved the idea. Huh? What just happened there?
I was so adamant that I wouldn’t even look and now I was ready to dive in??
I was talking with my friend Shannon last week about something we are working on with HeartStories. We were discussing pricing which can be a little sticky sometimes. She said, “For this to work, to serve us well, you need us to have skin in the game. Where you invest your resources, your heart will follow.” That struck a chord with me. It’s based in a scripture I’ve known since I was a child;
“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
But that day, I discovered something that it’s taken me years to see from this vantage point. Every time we’ve started putting our thoughts, time and energy into the house hunt, I’ve become emotionally attached. It’s caused some friction in our relationship, to say the least, and I’ve never really thought about why.
It’s because my heart was following.
Duh. Not sure how I missed this, but I did. So guess what! That means I get a choice! The emotional attachment isn’t something that’s happening to me. It’s something I’ve been unintentionally choosing. I’ve been choosing to invest my thoughts, time, and energy and my heart has just been following.
Where has your heart been following lately?
How’s that working out for you?
I have great news!
Either way, you get to choose.
Save yourself some heartache. Make your investments where you’re happy to see your heart follow.
to more love,