Since before I can even remember my parents have always wanted the best for me. I grew up in a working family, everyone worked hard. My grandparents built their business from the ground up my dad helped form the service rig company he has worked for since he was 16, my mom had owned a clothing store for many years. My grandparents and parents are inspirations to me, seeing them work hard for what they have is what drives me. I worked in my moms store since I was 13, at 19 I opened my own grooming business I have been grooming for 6 years now, I also have a “main job” as an administrator at a drilling rig company.
I have purchased an apartment building with my mom when I was 20, bought my own older house at 21 and stayed in there till July 15, 2015. I did renovations to it and it was great but I felt the need of something more, I’ve had “baby fever” for many, many years and living in the trailer I just couldn’t picture raising my family in it. It was a great spot but still had it’s problems. At 25 I have a great personal business, a stable full time job, I just paid off my vehicle after having it a year, it was time to build the house I wanted to raise a family in.
Selling my house went fast, I posted it on facebook and instantly had people messaging me, a week later got an offer, a month after I was out of there. They started digging my basement August 2, 2015, as of yesterday everything is framed in and they will pour the basement, do the plumbing and electrical and get the shingles up all this coming week. It is moving so fast and I am very excited.
I am a very lucky girl, I’ve had people ask me what I do for a job to afford to do this, as many people my age can’t. I just tell them lots of planning, saving and determination. I have a dream to own my own house that I have designed and been apart of that (hopefully) won’t have any big problems, a home that I can raise my little one and make traditions and memories in. So I can show my child that they can do anything they set their mind to as long as they are willing to put in some hard work.
In the long run building a house was exactly what I need to do. I am sure there are people who wonder why I needed a new house just to have a child. Around this area the houses that are already built that I can afford are not worth it, I would have to put even more money into them just to run into problems down the line. The houses that are worth buying are close to $300,000. It just makes sense to build a perfect 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house in my style and in my budget. I can get exactly what I want and afford it to.
I decided to build the house in a little village 10 minutes away from my home town. Reasons being my family, number one, I am going to need help and having them close is perfect not to mention I want my child to be able to see their grandparents and uncle whenever they have the chance. Number two, my grooming, I have built up my clients and can’t move away to start building it all over again, they are loyal and it is a job I love. I was able to purchase 2 lots right across from the massive play park, since it is just a little village my child will be able to ride their bike up and down the street and run to friends houses without me worrying. It is a great little community and I can’t wait to be apart of it.
Here is a photo of how far my house has come, I’m hoping to be moved in at the end of October. 🙂