Some days will stay with you for the rest of your life; your 21st birthday, first day in college; your first job, but buying your own house is top of the list. That’s right..I have found (and really like) somewhere to call my own. I will even remember the music in the background at the time of hearing the news.
I didn’t particularly have high hopes with this apartment as there were quite a few other bidders and I was afraid of getting into “a bidding war” again. It’s happened before and I’ve learnt not to get my hopes up from then on. But the other bidders dropped out over time and I was glad that was the case as I was very close to my limit.
So this is where things get different. I’ve put off renting as I believe it is money down the drain no matter how much independence it gives you. So getting a mortgage approved and finding a place of my own was the right thing to do in my mind. It’s pretty close to everything; bus, train, and shops.
Everything is put on hold now until I get the keys. Plans I have for next summer are up in the air; the Spanish course I am due to start in October may be postponed. So this is what financial responsibility feels like? Ah well, it was good while it lasted.
I need to rethink my Camino plans now. I honestly didn’t expect to find a place so soon but it is great news all the same.
Hello, my name is David. I am a peregrino living in Dublin, Ireland. I have visited Spain and Portugal and walked its many roads to Santiago since 2011. On this site, you will find my stories, photos, and observations from my Caminos and my planning for future Caminos. Feel free to get in touch with me here
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