But I'm still going to feel plenty self-conscious
Fuck. I'm thinking about buying a house before selling my condo mostly because it's just so much easier than dealing with showings while living here. I don't know how I got in this position, but I did. I'm self-conscious about it and don't know what to do about it. The only people I can kind of talk about it with is coworkers, but even that's hit-or-miss depending on their own personal lives as children and other obligations may not give them as much flexibility.
And at the same time I constantly worry it will all come crashing down. But then I read articles about most people not knowing how they'd pay for an unexpected $500 expense, and it's like, what right do I have to worry if my income will remain? Or if I should buy a house?