After last week’s email about my crappy apartment, and house I fixed up, here’s where the story continues…
In the next home I bought (with cash! working with coaches had paid off), totally renovated and this time for a newly single person, I learned again.
In my tiny craftsman home I placed my second hand IKEA furnishings in the empty rooms and my J Crew Factory wardrobe in my new drywall closets and asked, where to now?
I felt good, efficient, ok, and basic, just like the house was, but there was more to me and more to life.
I called it my ‘lily pad home’, a place to think and regroup after some big life changes where I knew I wouldn’t stay long. It gave me space to think while I discovered what worked about it and what didn’t.
It showed me one thing, that it was an anti-social home. In Madisonville, the nearest hangouts would be ones with people who were lovely but not my inner circle types.
I wanted to be around creative entrepreneurs my age, and Mariemont was more for busy families and retirees. There was not anywhere to hang out in Madisonville except for the corner bar at the time.
I had grown to know myself better than ever before at this time. So I knew I wanted more creative stimulation, social interaction at my fingertips, and a diverse, beautiful neighborhood.
Once I keyed in on who I had become, I sold that house twelve months after I bought it. I put that money back into my business, and started renting the space I’m in now. It’s a lovely loft in the heart of one of the most beautiful, urban, walkable areas in the country, Over The Rhine, Cincinnati. If you want to see it, make sure to follow my Instagram and watch my stories!
This new place contains all my values and all the things I love.
Bright light, an open plan for creativity, high ceilings, new amenities and historic character.
This space does not settle for less, but it is not pretentious.
The space asks me to be my best, but it also nurtures and supports me by being suitable for my favorite things…
Tons of room for large tropical plants.
& my best buds, my cats and my good friends!
Your home is your mirror and your best coach, it’s a big deal.
It’ll show you who you are, and if you don’t like what you see, it’s a sign that there is something better for you to have.
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