To celebrate 2022 arriving, I would like to take a moment to stop and appreciate the craziest purchase I made in 2021.
It gets weirder.
Know why? In 2021, my husband and I bought . . . an aircraft hanger.
Are you shocked? Horrified? Intrigued?
So was I.
What happened was this. The day—and I kid you not, the exact day—I packed up my desk and left my full time job to start my own business in March, my husband and I met my sister and her husband at a local sushi restaurant to celebrate my nerve-racking transition into self-employment.
We were going to talk and laugh and eat sushi and pretend I wasn’t terrified about the idea of running my own business and setting my own hours.
Instead, we decided to buy an aircraft hanger.
Decisions get made in sushi restaurants, guys. It happens.
Obviously, my sister and I do not own a plane. I can’t even make a decent paper plane. But . . . we both needed a house. And my dad had a contact in the metal building industry who had an aircraft hanger he’d built for a client. The client had changed his mind, and our contact was now offering us the building . . . for a massive discount. Turns out, with a few minor tweaks, an aircraft hanger makes for a pretty nice house—one that will fit two growing families quite easily.
Obviously, we’ve got a long way to go before the pile of metal struts and beams becomes a house we can live in, but I’m feeling optimistic. The last parts for the metal building have finally been delivered, and a few weeks ago, we broke ground on our property, so we actually have a place to put this house.
When it’s actually built, anyway.
Needless to say, buying a home just as I was transitioning into a business owner has been a huge stretch for me. I like to make my huge life transitions one at a time, thank you very much, and navigating both of these monuments at the same time has been a lesson in faith, especially when it comes to finances.
But I am learning to trust.
So . . . now we own an aircraft hanger.
Do you have any huge milestones in 2021 that you felt stretched you to the limits? Tell me about them in the comments!