Its the thing that keeps me from becoming a ball of what if stress.

I like lists way too much. I make lists for just about everything, even if i don’t need to make a list, EVEN if i don’t need a list! My husband thinks I’m a little nuts because of my list making.

During our wedding planning process he realized how crazy my list making was, I would make a list for the things we needed to buy, and then a list about the specifics of the item.

The lists look a little something like this:Screen Shot 2017-02-17 at 11.50.56 PM.png

We are now in the process of looking to buy our first home, because lets face it, renting sucks. The lists I’m making are a little insane. Im making lists for things that we need to look for when we go look at a house. Lists of questions for the realtor about EACH house we’re looking at. Things that need to be done before we move out of our rental right now so we’re sure to get the security deposit back (pretty sure we won’t though). I have made lists on what to clean in the new house and what to replace in the new house before we move in. We haven’t even found a house yet. Not for a lack of trying, the market around here sucks right now, but I digress.

List making is the one thing that makes me feel like my life is in place, Scott may not understand it, but its the thing that keeps me from becoming a ball of what if stress. I still become a big ball of stress, but it helps keep most of the stress at bay. If that makes me a bit of a loony bird then so be it.

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2 thoughts on “Its the thing that keeps me from becoming a ball of what if stress.

  1. Hi Nichole. I too love making lists so I think your “list making” is not only completely rational, it should be embraced by everybody. I’m currently in the process of selling my house and will be purchasing a new one as soon as this one is sold – one word of advice about being a buyer: make your list but annotate those things that are negotiable, because there’s a greater chance of a snowball making it through hell than of you finding EVERYTHING you want in your first house (unless you have buckets of cash). I’ve bought 3 houses so far and we’ve had to bend somewhere on each house.

    Good luck!

    • Thanks for the advice! Mostly the questions have to do with what appliances are being left, structural changes and things they aren’t required to state by law unless you ask.

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