Well we aren't new homeowners and we're completely okay with that. We weren't emotional about it because in the end neither of us felt we were prepared to pay what it would go for and we were right. It went for $30,000 more than we'd set as our limit.
I feel good, I feel recharged somehow. I love our home, always have. It's small and won't accommodate our little family moving forward, but that's its only shortcoming. If only we had another 100m2 we'd have enough space, but we don't. So, we're going to focus on finishing off everything around here that we've put off, not super exciting but things that will make SUCH a difference like new carpets, new BIR's and BIshelving in the lounge. We may also do our back yard and make it into a more native and organic outdoor space. We may also find a way to squeeze in a trampoline and a water feature - the girls most loved features from the house that wasn't meant to be!
So, we feel good about it and not disappointed, which I'm so happy about.