I realized today that I have owned my home for over a year. It was the weekend of St. Pats day that I moved in last year. Yikes.
I'm working up a longer post about what I've learned in that year, but I can't believe it's already been a year. It feels like forever and yet not that long at all.
The house definitely feels like mine. It doesn't feel like it's someone else's, or that I belong in my old apartment. I'm quite glad to no longer be there.
I didn't quite make my goal of being fully moved in by Christmas, but at least all the boxes are unpacked. That counts for something. I didn't think about the fact that I was moving a small apartment into a large house and would want to buy some additional furniture before deciding where to hang all of my pictures on the walls.
There's one thing I can say for sure - I have no regrets. Home ownership isn't easy, but when it's right for you, it's definitely worth it.