Sophia’s Condo

My plan for my daughter’s education is simple. I will acquire at least 4 or 5 properties (as part of my quite ambitious goal to retire not later than age 45), have them rented out so they pay for themselves, then when Sophia goes to college, will liquidate one every year. Of course, this damned pandemic ruined my plans. I mean, I still have the properties (albeit being in over my head with debts) but I am leaning on selling most, if not all, then maybe, if given the chance, look for an opportunity somewhere else.

Just earlier tonight, I was feeling a bit anxious again, what with the virus mutating (I’ve heard becoming weaker but more contagious) and affecting my rental business once more. For most of almost two years now, it is amazing how I was able to keep them.

One of the properties were turned over exactly one year ago today. Here is my Facebook post about it:

Sophia: Where did you go, Mommy?
Mommy: I went to get your birthday present.
S: What is it?
M: It is a condo.
S: I don’t understand these papers, Mommy.
M: I’ll give you the keys when you turn 18, you’ll appreciate it then.
S: Thank you, Mommy, but I want a pink and purple Nintendo switch for my birthday.
M: I will see what I can do, baby.

At the start of the lockdown I was thinking of selling this condo but have not gotten a good offer for it. Maybe it was for the best, after all.

Whenever something not so good happens, somebody would always tell me that things happen for a reason. I would usually respectfully disagree. My initial reaction is always to question why? For as long as I can remember, from childhood, I have so many questions that are very difficult to answer. Now that I am older (and hopefully wiser) I am beginning to think that maybe, there really is a reason, I may not see it yet, but someday I will. For the sake of my sanity, I will still not passively accept things as they come, but will be patient long enough until I find my answers.

I feel good today. #JustForTodaySarah I will try to adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires #ConversationsWithSophia

How do I top last year’s birthday present?

#ToABetterSarah #RaisingSophia


  1. Sadje says:

    You’re being very wise.


    1. I try. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

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