Post # 1
Bees, I’m having a slight rant and I apologise in advance…
FI and I just picked our wedding date (and put down a deposit for the venue), decided when we would start TTC (only thing stopping us from starting right now is finances – we want to buy a house first) and finalised our savings plan so we know when we will have enough money for a house deposit.
I know all of these things are extremely exciting but I just can’t help but feel as though everything is still so far off (the first will be the buying a house and that’s not until August next year). I just want us to be able to start our lives now!!
I’m sick of living with FIs parents (as much as I love them).
I’m sick of watching so many people I know have babies when that’s all we want.
I’m sick of house prices being SO DAMN HIGH is Australia (hence why it will take us so long).
I’m sick of waiting for our life to start.
Anyone else in the same boat? I feel like everyone else I know its 2 steps ahead of FI and me 🙁
Post # 2
The only advice I can offer is that you shouldn’t live your life waiting for all these things to happen. Do awesome things in the meantime and live every day as best as you can.
Also, everyone else has already been through and done all these amazing things you have to look forward to. YOU are the lucky ones – you still get to experience them!
I TOTALLY feel your pain about Aussie house prices. We are in Sydney and we could buy if we totally wanted to but it would be a mouldy apartment out West somewhere very dodgy!
Post # 3
SydneyJen: Oh I know. And I feel terrible about thinking all of this sometimes because I know how incredibly lucky and fortunate we are. The only reason we are behind everyone is because we went of on a working holiday in Canada and I know that in 10 years time we will have caught up and we will be the ones with ‘more’ because we had that experience. It’s just hard for right now!
We are trying to live in the moment and enjoy what we have now, but it’s hard enough to even do that. We thought about going on one last big holiday (the likes of Europe or something) before we have kids but then we were like, well we’d rather put that towards the house. You know?
And yes, house prices are a B*TCH. Sydney is even worse than Melbourne I hear? We are desperately trying to get 20% so we don’t have to pay Lenders Insurance but part of me really wants to give up that idea and start looking when we hit 10%.