Many of you do think “different” already, and many of you like to get inspired to do so, even more than you already do. My plan was to write a short post about thinking out of the box, but I can see it went on…and on… hope you find this journey interesting and inspiring. This is my first time taking you a little closer to my “New Villa Betula”!
So what I refer to this particular moment is making a new home. Some of you have wondered why Villa Betula is for sale, and here’s the post about that, if you missed it. I’ve also doubled my amount of wrinkles the last two months because of this, head over to my stories at Instagram to see yourself.
What are the possibilities? Well, in Norway it’s mostly looking at ads for rentals and houses or apartments to buy, and that’s it. Refresh your browser twenty times a day to see if there’s something new out there that could fit me. And you have to be quick too, if there’s something interesting. But there’s nothing interesting… And it’s expensive…
And what fits me, who actually want to live in an old castle? Nothing! Since I have a daughter, I will stay in this area. If not I would most likely end up in another country. So, I quit looking at the ads, it drove me nuts. There’s no way you’ll get me to rent 50 square meters in someones basement, seriously, it will not happen. I’m taking myself way too seriously to do myself such harm.
So, about making a new home, this is my approach:
Number one: I started to think that I need a place where I can develop my “Villa Betula Business” and keep up doing what I love to do. That was a very challenging number one, I tell you!
Number two: What looks most like the property in Czech Republic? Because that’s my favourite kind of place! (Will most likely be for sale too, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested).
Number three: I want to rent for the first time in my life, that will open some other doors. I also want to live somewhere I won’t need a car, also for the first time since I got my drivers license when I was eighteen. It sounds like something that will decrease my freedom, but I think it will do just the opposite. I hate cars, and how much it costs to keep them rollin’, so it would be very nice for my economy as well.
Kind of a conclusion: be a tourist in my home town and see everything with new eyes! What do I like about it, could I live in the middle of the town and skip the car, how will it be for me? And for my daughter? Which buildings looks pretty? What’s inside those buildings (most likely bad looking offices)?
What I did: Pretending to be a spy – I was quite interesting actually! Research, research and more research. Spending hours and hours every day to search, look, email, call… And that’s what I mean thinking out of the box: the best place for you and your life is not necessarily going to pop up as an add right in front of your face when you want it the most. Most likely it won’t, sorry to say. So give it that little extra if you know what you want, take it a little further, go for it. You are the only one who can do this for you! And you don’t have to be rich or something to achieve things, never forget! I keep reminding myself.
Where I am now: I need to sign and pay a deposit! It freakes me out, ’cause I have a general trust-problem, I admit. But I’m so very very close to an agreement for a very exciting place. I want to sign as many pages as possible, and pay as much deposit as possible, ha ha ha, that would make me lower my shoulders a lot! Sounds a little crazy, and it is, but I feel very sure about this.
Hopefully I will land the contract the week to come, and then I will dare to show you some photos… Are you curious?