Saturday, August 11, 2012

Five Stages of Crazy- a story of selling a house

I was thinking about the gamut of emotions I've run in the course of getting this house on the market and being on the market the last thirty-eight days (not that I am counting or anything).  Today I realized I saw a correlation and had a revelation.  I am mourning this painful, stressful process.  I am right in line with the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross stages of grief.

1) Denial- "We won't be on the market long! This house is a catch and a steal!  This is the best house on the market in this location- at this price point!"

2) Anger- "Why is this taking so long?  Why are people too stupid to see that this is clearly the best deal around here.  Does God not see that it's time for us to move on?"

3) Bargaining- "God, please tell me what I have to do to get this house sold!  Please send the right buyer!  I promise I'll ((fill in the blank)) if you could just throw me a bone here!"

4) Depression- "I can't take it anymore.  I want to give up on everything."  ((cries into breakfast))

5) Acceptance- "There is nothing I can do that I am not already doing to expedite this process.  It is what it is.  God has a plan, right?! ((please say yes))

As I say this, I note that I occasionally go back and forth between various stages.  Please, God, say there's a plan! (bargaining again)

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