I have a habit of "shutting down" when things get stressful. I sort of freeze when things get intense. And why is putting a house on the market THE MOST STRESSFUL THING in the world to me? Probably because I've had a blessed life and haven't had anything else to get ultra stressed about.
Don't get me wrong, being a parent, jobs, everything can be stressful. But the fact that random people are walking through your house, critiquing everything you do from your decorating taste to the way you make your bed (or not, in our case) - sends me over the edge.
We have a very nice, little cottage-like house that, in my humble opinion, is in the absolute perfect location - walking distance to great restaurants, movie theaters (both new and retro), bars, shops, ISU campus, and the Constitution Trail. I really don't want to move - so why wouldn't anybody want to live here? Finding out that fact is The Big Thing. People want big everything and they want new. We don't have that. I'm hoping they see more than the surface stuff.
I'm looking forward to the St. Louis area and all that it has to offer. I just want someone to see what we have to offer here - and soon.