First off, I want to say that I am really pumped about the elliptical we bought.
With that being said, I made a mistake...well, several mistakes actually, and I have no one to blame but myself. I haven't felt this frustrated in a long time, and I let my frustration get to me.
If you can't tell, this elliptical is a beast, and I mean that in the most positive way possible. However, I didn't anticipate its size with the size of our home. I figured it would be no problem to fit it into our basement. That was my first error. Not only could it not make it down the stairs, but our ceilings are low in the basement and I didn't even account for that. Error number two.
My third error was thinking that it would look okay in our living room. And that was the straw that broke the camel's back.
Here I am, someone who loves living a more simple life and I caused a colossal complication. It was an overwhelming fail, and I did what I always do when I feel completely overwhelmed.
I didn't cry out of regret for buying the elliptical, because I know it will add value to my life. When I think about making a purchase, I somehow end up with Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (The Minimalists) inside my head saying, "Will this add value to your life?"
I cried, because as I continue to pare down what I don't want and need, I added a large piece of workout equipment that really didn't have a physical place in our home.
But then my husband and I talked it through and we found a place, a place that is definitely a good spot for it. Unfortunately for him, he now has to share his man cave in the new garage to make room for my workout space. Good thing we like to hang out together, because it appears as if I will be hanging out in the man cave a lot more.
All mistakes have a silver lining, thankfully.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.