Holding on and letting go.
It will be weird to say goodbye to a house that feels like part of the family, I moved in to it when I was around 5, I don’t have many memories from before this house. This is the house I lived in all through my school years. The front yard was where Kylie and I would twirl around and round in circles and then colapse to the ground on. The first pool is where Kylie and I would go on adventures involving mermaids and underground doors leading to places that only held burgers. That pool had to be replaced because our dog King loved the water so much, he ended up tearing the lining of the pool and we had to get a new one.
It is a place that holds the memory of many of my animals, my first dog Billy, and my second baby Prince. My parents dogs, Goldy, King and Bayley. Numerous rabbits and fish. While not a pet but 2 birds that would always come and sit on my balcony, nicknamed Squeak and Sqwark, they’d come up to the window and tap on it so we would talk to them. My Nans cat Sebastian. While they are gone, sometimes it feels like they could still be here.
The room that is currently my bedroom has been a lounge room, a computer room, a ping pong room, a pool table room, a lounge room again. It was my Nans room for 10 years, my brother stayed here for a month, and it’s been my bedroom. It has always had the bar in it though, always had over a dozen bottles of wines and bourbon.
I’m a fiercely loyal person, I’m emotional, I’m sentimental. I don’t give up easy, I latch on to something and never want to let go. I’m learning, as I grow older, you don’t need to keep every single item that has a memory attached to it, you can still keep the memory without having to have something physical to go with it. While it will be hard to say goodbye to this house, I will still keep it within my heart.
My childhood house is now on the market, you can view it HERE. Saturday held the first day that people looked through it, around 10 people/couples/families came through. Whoever this house will soon belong to, I hope it brings them as many amazing memories as I will keep from it.