I have always loved big, old Victorian homes! My hometown had one where the founding family had lived for generations. One of my first jobs was as a babysitter in this very house. I remember being fascinated with the “hidden staircase”, which was actually the servant’s staircase, back in the day. I loved all those huge rooms, filled with antiques and old-fashioned light fixtures. And of course, because of all the history, there was also a “spooky” element that made it even more exciting (I was 12).
Fast forward to 2017, Mount Shasta, CA. I loved my little mountain town, but I was looking to move to the Bay Area, to be closer to my daughter and granddaughters. After looking online for rentals for awhile, I soon realized that it was quite a bit more expensive than where I currently had been living. Anything that was more in my price range didn’t appeal to me and I started to doubt whether or not this would work. I talked to my daughter about it and she said sometimes the old Victorians downtown had apartments for rent.
What?! I was immediately sparked! There are old Victorians down there? Yes, she explained, split up into apartments. That was it for me. I decided I was going to manifest such an apartment. I was going to live in an old Victorian and that Christmas season, I was going to have my older granddaughter come over and we were going to do Christmas baking! (Yes, when I have an idea, I run with it!)
That night, I wrote on a piece of paper: “Victorian apartment that I can afford, close to my daughter that allows pets.” (I wanted to get a dog) I put that piece of paper in my “manifesting box”, which is just a box that I chose to put my wishes and dreams in so the Universe can lend a hand. Then I went to bed, knowing I had started the wheels in motion.
It was a few days later when I was looking on Craigslist and almost choked on my morning coffee. It was an ad for a Victorian apartment, with GORGEOUS pictures, that was in my price range! I immediately responded to the ad, and the next day, was in my car for the 4 hour drive with cash in hand, determined to make it mine! I nearly cried when I was given the tour, it had a clawfoot tub! The owner was business-like, but approachable. He was a bit hesitant since he still had other applicants, but I did everything in my power to let him know that I would be the best choice. (Having the first month’s rent and security deposit in cash didn’t hurt either!) He took out a rental agreement and I signed on the dotted line.
I believed this with all my heart to be true before it happened, which allowed me to create the opportunity. Then I followed through with confidence, just knowing that it was meant to be.
THANK YOU, UNIVERSE!