For the past three years, my girlfriend and I have been living in an old house slated for demolition. At first, we had no idea how long we'd be able to stay, but we embraced the temporary nature of the situation (and the cheap rent!) and found ways to make the house work for us. It took us a while before we turned the old, abandoned house into a place we like, but we slowly cleaned it up, repaired it, made a vegetable garden and even raised some chickens. Now, after three years, it's perfect: comfortable, efficient and practical. And yet, somewhere down the line we realized that being comfortable scares us. Sure, everything works perfectly well and we have everything we need, but we also stopped waking up with that super excited feeling in the morning. We like to explore, make mistakes and try out new things. So, we decided to leave this wonderful house and dive into a new adventure. (More on that next week...)
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