March 21, 2009 Katja Presnal

I told you I had a crush on a beautiful house, and it was like the high school crush on that boy.

I had the first date with house yesterday, and to my surprise, the house had more in common with the high school boy crush than I would have thought of.

Looked fabulous outside at the first look. But rough on the edges, even some rotten corners, and lots of skeletons in the closets. When I was in high school, I thought I could fix those imperfections with lots of love and care.

I wasted 5 years of my life, and was left with lots of heart ache and bruises.

This time I’m smarter.
There are things in life you just can’t fix. Or even if you can, it isn’t just worth it.

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (4)

  1. We were SO in love with a house as well, but it didn’t work out. We knew in our hearts that it wasn’t the right way to go, so we were okay with it. We knew it was a crush, and the thing about a crush (instead of true love), is that when it’s over you sort of wonder what you even saw in it, you know?

    Here’s to finding your true love.

  2. Katja

    Oh well. I move on quickly. I’m having another “date” tomorrow morning with another house :)

  3. Naomi

    I am both happy for your wisdom and sad for your loss of a crush… it’s so fun to be in that courting stage…

  4. there has been many a house Ive fallen for from the road, but upon closer inspection it had bad breath and termites

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