I Bought A House (A Follow Up to Feeling Alive)

Last week I wrote about two moments recently that made me feel “alive”. You’ve had moments like this – and most likely, they immediately come to you. You don’t have to think about when it was or what was the occasion. These are life-changing moments that have you feeling totally fulfilled and that, even if for a brief moment, the stars aligned just for you.

Admittedly, that’s a little dramatic, but if you don’t have that epic, Hans Zimmer ballad-inducing moment every once in a while, it’s time to check your pulse. It’s moments like those, like these (the one I’m talking about today) that trump all the arguments, all the frustration, all the sadness.

Which brings us to last weekend – and that time when I put an offer in on a house – and that time when said offer was accepted and yours truly began the next chapter of life as a home-owner.

Yes, that’s right, the papers are signed and (pending a catastrophic home inspection) my wife, my dog, and your very own master of ceremonies here will have a place to call home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Notice that I say “home”, not house. We didn’t buy a house, we didn’t buy 4 walls to carry out our daily tasks within. My wife and I bought something much more than that.

This is a place for my wife to carry out her wildest decorating fantasies. It’s the place where I’ll write my first book. It’s a backyard for our dog, Cowboy to explore. It’s a place to cherish the memories of old, but most importantly, it’s a place where new memories will undoubtedly be made.

Buying a house isn’t for everyone. It involves a huge financial and personal commitment. It’s exciting, but equally terrifying.

This post isn’t about whether or not you should buy a house (that’s for you to decide). Instead, this post is about finding a place to call home. Whether that be your 3,000 square foot villa on the beaches of Thailand or a charming 1940s home in East Nashville.

We all need a place to call home. We all need a place that makes us feel safe and secure. A place where creativity thrives and memories are made. A place that makes us feel alive.

So here’s to the next chapter for yours truly. No doubt it will be even more exciting than the one’s that have come before.

If nothing else, at least I’ll have a lot more closet space.


20 Responses
  • Sam Davidson Reply

    Now we can be pen pals.

  • phampants Reply

    Congratulations Matt!

  • Caitlin Hawekotte Reply

    Your house looks so great! u00a0I’m so happy for you and your wife, and this has me all excited about hopefully getting to that point one day, too. u00a0

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks, Caitlin. We love it and can’t wait to get ourselves moved in. Cheers!

  • Anonymous Reply

    Nice! u00a0Congrats Matt. u00a0n*J

  • Crysta Reply

    Congrats, Matt! Can’t wait to hear about your newest adventure. Enjoy your new home – it’s a great feeling.u00a0

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks Crysta. We can’t wait to get ourselves moved in!

  • Anonymous Reply

    Congrats, Matt. Random Sidenote, i love that your dog’s name is Cowboy. Epic.u00a0

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Haha – that was his name when we got him and we just stuck with it! :)

  • Justice Wordlaw IV Reply

    Congrats on your home and can’t wait for you to begin this book.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I can’t wait for me to get going with it either. I’ve been slacking and I need to stop making excuses (though buying a house is a pretty good one). Cheers!

  • Jenn Krenn (eating bender) Reply

    Hurray! Major congratulations, Matt. And I gotta say, your Hans Zimmer reference made my morning much happier. Currently listening to the YouTube clip as I type this comment. :) Inception forever.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks, Jenn! Of all people, I knew you (and probably only you) would appreciate the Inception/Zimmer reference.

  • Jill Felska Reply

    Big congrats, Matt! I can’t wait to see pictures of your wife’s decorating savvy!u00a0

  • Anna Reply

    Congrats, and welcome to East Nash!

  • Ryan Hoesley Reply

    Congrats Matt on the new home!

  • Courtney | La Fille Amu00e9ricaine Reply

    Congrats on buying a house! I can understand why it would be both exciting + terrifying. I’m in more of a vagabond stage, and it’s often occurred to me that “home” is a mindset (at least thinking so makes me feel better about moving so much!)nnEnjoy this next stage!u00a0

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