Word has been going around that you’re considering putting your Newport home up for sale. Is that because the coast may have become unstable? Our family loves the Oregon Coast and has been considering moving there. Can you clarify your reasons for selling your Newport home, please?
Regarding listing the Newport house:
• I have had very clear confirmation that we can keep the coast safe for at least five more years
• I am selling the house because I’m trying to give my daughter, Jaylene, the opportunity of becoming more independent and mature.
• I’m also looking into other options, other than selling. But I’m still gathering facts (Air BNB for instance) but I’ve listed the house at a more expensive price to buy time for considerations (so it doesn’t sell too quickly).
• All the above options would still require that my daughter, Jaylene, gets a housemate and an independent living space.
• Lastly, Newport is my comfort zone and the ocean is my passion. I am trying to let go of the old, safety support system, and trying not to look back with a “maybe I can go back” attitude. But jumping into the unfamiliar and the uncomfortable (I’m not used to the desert conditions in Idaho) with both feet — it’s scary to remove one’s old familiar fallback positions, but it is the way of spiritual warriorship and self-mastery. It is in doing what’s beyond our comfort zone, that we flex our spiritual muscles and cultivate a robust spirituality.
Would you consider bringing the price down for Lightfamily?
The curtains and Persian rugs are very valuable…the silk upholstery, genuine paintings, and Crystal chandeliers are too, but I’ll include all furnishings if we either get our asking price or close.