My last post here. A decade of memories. None of it gets erased. We all have a past that shapes us and makes us who we are. I am thankful for it all.
To be honest with you all, I am terrified of change. We are all creatures of habit, but I know I am taking the steps I need to.
I have been terrified of all the change that has been upon me. I have been in places where it was changed I didn’t want and I was forced to evolve. It is scary. Last night I was jumping off the top of the boat dock and it took me about 15 minutes. Change is like that. You don’t know if it is going to hurt. You don’t know what lies ahead. You can worry about “the fall” but at the end of the day you have to just leap if you know it is right for you.
This is my last post here and I wanted to leave with sharing before and after my home. I bought this home to rescue it. I saw the beauty in the brokenness. What I didn’t realize was I was the one needing rescuing. I used quiet nights alone and poured myself into projects and excel sheets. I never intended this home to be a flip… but yet I have not intended a lot for my life. I found another home on the lake and I couldn’t shake it. You can follow me over on STARTplanner’s blog where I plan to share all the things.
It was listed and sold within same day with multiple offers. God has his hand in this process because had it all not happened like I did I don’t know if I could have sold. Because I love every square inch of this home, and know I am so excited for the family that will now call this place home.
Now known as “the white house on the hill.”
Exterior is probably the biggest transformation. New paint, windows, landscape, irrigation. The home had beauty it was just all hidden.
Love light and windows and this grand entryway I kept in tack the orginal beauty just brightened it up.
New built-ins, new floor, new mantel. All new, haha.
My kitchen was the biggest project. We got it done basically after the house was already pending contract to sell it. Our renovation company Johnstone and Co. listed did this space and also listed and sold this home!
Kids bathroom. We also did this space together.
One of my favorite things about this home…. master bathroom…
I wanted to share these two images below. The day I closed on the home last April. The home I honestly didn’t think I was going to get. I almost lost it twice. Everyone thought I was crazy or taking on a project alone.
The picture on the right was a week later. Me sitting on the garage floor second-guessing myself. Overwhelmed. Alone. Things not going right and youtube videos not working for me. Haha… but really. I had to learn a lot. Thinking maybe I was in over my head…
I believe you are allowed to feel overwhelmed. You are allowed to cry and get knocked down. You just can’t stay down.
I owned the home for 15 months. It was a tremendous amount of work. I never intended it to be a “flip”. But I also have not planned for a lot of things in my life.
In this home I found faith again. I found parts of me I have never met. Not that I am all back together but we both got renovated.
Thank you to those of you that have followed my blog from the beginning. Back in my wedding photography days. Know this is a close of a chapter and the start of a new one. Still Kristy. My promise to myself is to continue taking steps towards what feels right and where I can fully be me and try to shine my light along the way. What is meant for me will be mine, because regardless of what I had planned for my life someone else’s plan is better. I still have work to do and I plan to keep stepping.
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