‘Adulting’ is hard…

I am very much trying to face this thing I call ‘Parkies’ head on. Being proactive, rather than reactive as much as I can. There are decisions I could easily defer for a while, but not knowing what ‘a while’ looks like can at times be difficult.

So, one of the decisions I have been trying to be very ‘adult’ about and proactive is facing the fact that our lovely home – which we thought we could stay in basically forever – will, by virtue of it’s being two-storey with our bedroom upstairs, need to be sold at some point. I know I have spoken about this before, but it is very much on my mind.

We are exploring whether to look at selling sooner rather than later, so we feel we are making an active decision to sell rather than having our hands forced by progression of Parkies. It makes a lot of sense to both of us. A very ‘adult’ and sensible decision. But given how much we love this house, it tugs on the heart strings the thought of leaving.

So, ‘adulting’ is hard when it means we need to consider this big move to another home. It makes a lot of sense, that we can choose to sell before Parkies decides for us. That doesn’t make it any easier to make this very adult and sensible decision. But, we will not rush into another house just to make this change. We are determined to fall in love again with another house, just as we did this one. Then, when we are settled in our ‘future proof’ new home, we can relax knowing that it will be a safer home for when Parkies reduces my mobility, sometime in the future. May it be many, many years before it does so!

Published by parklandssue

I work in health and have been with the same supportive team for over 7 years. They are all aware of my diagnosis and this helps tremendously especially while I get used to the idea of my diagnosis. My parents both had Parkinsons, so I guess my odds were higher than most.

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