A Calm Storm

The blog of Sholeh Samadani Munion

I bought a condo.

What?! Yeah, well, I’m nearly as surprised as everyone else, trust me. 6 months ago I was all about leaving Chicago. Then, as time went on, I realized that I love Chicago, my job is amazing (almost as much fun as I had working in Israel!), and my family and friends are here.  This is home.

It is also a really great time to buy, especially with the homebuyer’s tax credit and the low housing prices. So I bought a one bedroom condo a few miles away from the Baha’i House of Worship and Lake Michigan.

It feels good to be an independent adult.  I am so happy that I have the freedom and ability to do something like this at such a young age.

I’m currently painting, and have already run into some minor problems, but in the grand scheme of things it isn’t too bad.  Part of the process, right? When I have some more work done I’ll put up photos.  Right now it looks a little disastrous, and is a maze of ladders, paint cans, and random tools.  We managed to get the ceilings done, however, thanks to my amazing friends who came to help this weekend. (Y’all are the best.)

If anyone wants to come by in the evenings this week to help paint the walls, I’m happy to have assistance!  I’ll buy you dinner. Seriously.  🙂 There are even homemade cupcakes available.  (I’m totally ok with bribing people!)

It will be wonderful to finally have a place of my own, move in, and be home. And no, it hasn’t quite sunk in yet.

“Verily, I pray God to make thy home a center for the radiation of light and the glowing of His love in the hearts of His people. Know that in every home when God is praised and prayed to, and His Kingdom proclaimed, that home is a garden of God and a paradise of His happiness.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha v1, p. 68)


19 thoughts on “I bought a condo.

  1. 😀
    yay! So excited to read this here…now it’s time to celebrate. I wish I lived close enough to help with the painting!

  2. “My home is the home of peace. My home is the home of joy and delight. My home is the home of laughter and exultation. Whosoever enters through the portals of this home, must go out with gladsome heart. This is the home of light; whosoever enters here must become illumined….”

  3. I’m jealous! I wish I was where you are at when I was your age… well.. I’m glad how things turned out so I guess I have to recant that … but anyways… very happy for you.

  4. Congratulations Sholeh!! This is really exciting! I know your home will be a home of light and love.

  5. Sholeh welcome to the club! What a feeling, eh? It still sits me down when I think about everything involved in my purchase. Hope the process went smoothly and you didn’t get eaten up too badly by the machines. Everyone tends to come out when they see a first time home buyer enter the arena. Congratulations on your Condo. I wish you and your new home well. To many happy days there!

  6. Sholeh,

    Congrats – it feels so nice to make a home – like a little sapling finally sinking it’s roots into the cool inviting earth. We are so happy for you!

  7. Congratulations, Sho! Welcome to mortgage land.

    And I hate to be a broken record, but did you happen to notice when you posted this? Good omen. =)

  8. Doesn’t it feel like arriving at a new phase of adulthood? It was the right move at the right time. I know your home will be a hub of service to the Cause. Congrats!

  9. Congratulations Sholeh! (from both of us) We’re so happy for you, and can’t wait to get back home and check out your new home (and certainly help you with your place whenever you need it)!!

    Take care!
    Brian & Mia

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