Hi sister! Welcome back to another episode of a Taylored Adventure to Happiness. If you are new, welcome! If you are a regular, you know I love ya!
The universe is a funny thing. It challenges us in ways we never would have imagined and gives us lessons we never thought we needed. Recently, the universe took me on a rollercoaster of a journey that I can’t wait to share with you.
Today’s episode is the story of how I manifested my dream home in less than 24 hours. It’s a juicy journey with so much goodness, so grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in! This one is jam-packed full of life lessons, and I can’t wait for you to soak in all that I learned.
Whether you are currently going through challenges or may go through them in the future, this will help you. I know my past self needed to hear the truths in this episode, and I’m so excited to share them with you! Because in the end, we’re all in this together. My lessons are your lessons, and your lessons are mine.
Sister, when I look back at how I manifested my dream home, all I can think is, “Touché, universe.” In hindsight, I can gratefully look back and say, “Okay, I see what you did there.” But when I was in the middle of everything, it was not so fun! You know how it goes. It’s difficult to see the purposes of your challenges until you take a step back.
Today, I want to challenge you to see yourself in a situation that you have been through or are currently going through. As you listen to my story, think of what the universe is doing or has done in yours! Put the lessons I learned in your pocket so that you can pull them out when you need them and think, “Touché, universe.”
So let’s get started, shall we? Here’s how I manifested my dream home in less than 24 hours.
How It All Started: The Journey to Find my Dream Home
Dream homes are so fun to imagine. I remember I started to solidify mine about four years ago when I created a Pinterest board. I had pinned hundreds of details that I wanted in my dream home, from the architecture to the windows in the kitchen. Every little intricacy was covered.
So a few months ago, when my husband Johnny and I decided that we were going to move to the mountains, I had a clear vision of exactly what I wanted and how I wanted to feel there. Johnny and I knew what the community needed to feel like. We knew that we wanted to have all four seasons and that we needed a space to feel creative. We had no idea where we were going to go yet, but writing all of our criteria down was essential to our move out of the city to our forever home.
As I started brainstorming mountainous locations, I remembered that my mom had mentioned that I would absolutely love the lush mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Johnny was interested but not entirely convinced. He started researching places we could live, but I didn’t. I knew that the universe would let me know through a sign if Asheville was our new home.
And sister, of course, it did! Since I knew my community on Instagram is an incredible group of people across the globe who know me really well, I reached out to them on my Instagram story. I asked for recommendations based on my criteria, and guess what? Hundreds of the people responded that Asheville, North Carolina, was what I was looking for! I started laughing, thinking, “Okay, universe. I hear ya.”
Y’all know that as a manifesting generator, I operate out of my gut and my heart. So if it’s a “hell yes” to me and feels really good, I fucking do it! I don’t second guess it. So Johnny and I booked an Airbnb that very next weekend and headed to Asheville to look at homes.
As we got closer and closer to Asheville, the magic began. Both Johnny and I felt our future selves saying, “Welcome home.” We truly felt like we were in this vortex of the universe, guiding us on our path. Both of us could sense it — Asheville was our new home. It felt like our souls had been there before, but were finally physically arriving. We excitedly started looking at homes for the next two days. But as Johnny and I looked at home after home, none of them felt right. I knew almost immediately after walking into each one that it wasn’t what I wanted.
At the end of the second day, I started getting incredibly agitated. I could feel myself settling and compromising, and started lashing out at Johnny unfairly and not being myself. So I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and tuned in to ask myself, “What’s going on? Why are you getting annoyed?”
It wasn’t because I was defeated. I just wasn’t being myself. I kept reverting to my child self and having temper tantrums to get attention from Johnny or the universe. And sister, here’s where one of the key life lessons I want to share with you came in.
Back to Girlhood: Realigning Yourself with Your Passion
Y’all, when I closed my eyes and asked myself what was going on, I immediately heard a little voice that I felt in my entire body and heart. I heard the voice say, “You’re missing the thing that matters to you the most.” And at that moment, I knew exactly what the little Taylor speaking up inside me meant.
She was standing there fiercely with her hands on her hips and her feet grounded in the grass, barefoot and dirty. As I listened to her, I immediately got a flood of memories of being at my grandparent’s farm, digging up the dirt. I remembered playing with the cows and wandering across the 60 acres of Colorado farmland. I remembered being sweaty and covered in gnats, but oh-so-happy. I remembered what I truly wanted.
It was a magical moment. I had allowed the big, beautiful homes that met all the criteria to distract me from the thing that mattered the most! At that moment, I remembered how much I wanted land — how badly I needed to get my feet dirty and have chickens and children playing on the farm.
When I finally realized this, I felt aligned again. I apologized to little Taylor for forgetting about her, and I found purpose again in searching for my home. Sister, here is the lesson I want you to take away from this — that little girl in us always knows what we truly want. At a point when you’re out of alignment or when you’re not yourself, go back to who you were as a little girl.
Go back to your little girl self. What does she love to do? Who does she want to be? Did she want to be an astronaut or a teacher? Did she want to be president? Did she love to play outside? Think of the things she loved to do.
Because sister, that’s who we truly are. We let society and other distractions shield that inner self, but it is so important to listen to the little girl inside of you. She knows what you want. I made one of the biggest decisions of my adult life so far based on little Taylor’s voice, and I am so grateful I listened.
How Rejection and Reconciliation Shaped My Dream Home
Once I told Johnny why none of the houses had been working out, he smiled at me as he understood. We both reset and decided what to do with the rest of the 24 hours we had in Asheville. I still really wanted to find a home because our lease in the city was up in three months, and I really didn’t want to live the city life anymore.
We both had no idea what to do. So I closed my eyes and listened to the voice ofmy higher self that I now incorporate into my daily decisions. The voice beckoned me to look at the towns around me. At first, I was so confused, since we were completely set on Asheville. But we decided to give it a chance and found Franklin, North Carolina.
I looked up houses for sale in Franklin, and immediately found the most beautiful place I had ever laid eyes on. I looked at Johnny and said, “That’s it. That’s our house.” It was gorgeous. As we both looked at it, we knew. It was everything we wanted in a home. The house was a farmhouse on the outside and modern on the inside. It was our exact same style! My intuition was pulling so strongly to this house, it was insane. We called the realtor asking for a last-minute tour, and somehow got one! Everything was lining up for this house, and we were so excited.
The next day, Johnny and I drove up to a stunning driveway overlooking the mountains at 3:03 PM. Again, the signs of the 3’s from the universe were rampant. We saw the house with the realtor and met the owners, and it was absolutely perfect. It was our dream home. We put an offer on it immediately, and the owners accepted! I was over the moon as we all signed the contract.
As I started looking at furniture, I began imagining myself in our new home. I started time-hopping, fully emerged into the future in this house. I do a lot of work around projecting and time-hopping, ands I was doing this with the house, I saw my children growing up there, playing there, spending holidays there. I began fully living in this home and putting my energy there so that it would be very welcoming in the future.
At this time, the wife of the owner of the house followed me on Instagram. I thought to myself, “Okay, that’s fine. We’re gonna be friends.” I could tell she had different views from me, but that is always completely okay with me! I DM’d her to let her know I was excited about the house.
Y’all, her response was something I would not have expected in a million years. She replied, “I’ve been watching your stories, and I’m having a really hard time knowing that you are going to be living in my home.” This comment was followed by a call from our realtor, telling us that the owners did not appreciate me sharing stuff about the house on Instagram.
But you know that I am not the kind of person who will stop sharing what I believe because of what others think! So I continued to share my truth as usual on my Instagram.
A week later, Johnny walked into my office and asked if I had time to talk. He proceeded to inform me that the owners of the house had backed out of the contract. They didn’t want to sell to us anymore because the owner’s wife did not like who I was or what I had to say.
I was devastated. I had spent seven years energetically in a timeline in this home, only to have it completely ripped out from underneath me. I was questioning the universe, saying, “What about our signs? Why is this happening?” I spent days crying, allowing myself to mourn the loss and the pain of someone taking the house away because of who I am.
But did I think “Wow, I wish I didn’t say the things I said?” Or, “I wish I wasn’t the person I am?” No, I didn’t. I didn’t think these things because I had recently finished a soul contract that I made with myself about being fearlessly me. As you may know, I was made fun of growing up for being “too much” — being weird or talking too fast. The contract I made with myself was to speak up and love who I am.
Sister, that is my lesson to you. We cannot let anyone make us feel less than who we are. Everything you are meant to say or do that feels good to you is perfectly fine. I moved through that, honoring myself and allowing myself to feel the pain. Then, I forgave her. I trusted that Johnny and I were on the right path that the universe set out for us, and I let go of the animosity I was holding against her. I couldn’t understand why this was happening to me, but I could trust that I was on the right path.
If you’re going through something difficult right now and you cannot imagine why it is happening, trust that the pain is happening for you. You will be able to look back on the pain you are experiencing right now and say, “Oh, I get it. I see so clearly now.” There’s something better that the universe has for you— you just have to trust that process through the pain.
Challenges Mean Growth: The Universe Is Working for You!
After going through the pain and forgiveness, I moved forward. I said, “Okay, universe. I’m yours. I’m an empty vessel.” When it came to the house, I was back at square one. So I began to think about the lessons I learned. And then it hit me — I knew even more what I wanted and what I didn’t want! I began reflecting on some of the things that were in the house that were great, but they weren’t perfect. There were many things that I wanted to expand on. Touché, universe.
Sometimes, we need polarity to find out what we want. The universe wants the best for us, and sometimes it has to show us what we don’t want for us to discover what we desire. I needed to fall in love with that house to realize that I wanted to build my own! Johnny and I decided to build the exact home we wanted, and it feels so right. I will be able to be closer to my grandparents and my niece for the next year, and I will make my dream home precisely what I (and little Taylor) would want.
That is how I manifested my dream home in less than 24 hours. The ironic thing about it all is that the home I manifested in 24 hours wasn’t the home we lost. It’s the home we’re building! As I plan my new house, I’m keeping gratitude in mind. I’m excited for what is to come, but I’m also grateful for what I have now. I’m thankful for my beautiful apartment and the high rise overlooking the city. Until my next chapter begins, I am excited about where I am.
Sister, how beautiful is it that we get to have it all? We must surrender to the truth that every challenge, every sadness, and everything that comes our way is the universe working for our behalf. Then, we can have everything we desire!
I hope you can take the lessons I learned from this story with you next time you’re challenged. I hope you can listen to the little girl inside you, and I hope you never let anyone make you feel less than who you are.
There were so many more lessons I had to share with you in this episode, so go give it a listen! Let me know what you think by screenshotting it and putting it on your Instagram story!
I love knowing that the universe is always delivering for me. I love knowing that with every challenge comes growth. I love knowing that everything I desire flows to me easily. What do you love knowing? Know that the universe is here for us. It’s here for you. It’s here for me.
Remember — I love you. I see you. As always, choose happiness because, well, why the fuck not?
In Today Episode You Will Learn:
- Signs from the universe
- When things aren’t aligning
- What matters the most
- Trusting the voice
- Projecting into a future timeline
- Downplaying road bumps
- Healing the loss of your energetic timehop
- Making space for what is meant for you
- Forgive and cut the energetic cord
- You get to have it all
- Allow yourself to be taken care of and supported by the universe
- Appreciate what you currently have