We have been toying with the idea of moving. Every now and then I get the itch and I start looking at real estate. Nothing serious usually, but this time I’m ready to actually go look at houses…and I don’t just mean drive by and see what the neighborhood is like…I mean actually make appointments and get inside and see what’s really going on with a potential property. It must be a 5 year itch because I was the same way when we started to outgrow our other house. 5 people in a 3 bedroom mini home on a teeny tiny rented lot just wasn’t doing it for me.
I’m feeling that same urge to be somewhere else now but not for lack of space. Nope, this house has tons of space. Sometimes it feels like too much space and too much house but 5 years ago it was what we wanted and what we thought we needed.
Perspectives seem to have changed in the last few years and what we need and want are falling into line. Maybe it has to do with age. Maybe I’m just more practical than I used to be. Who knows. Whatever it is, it makes me want a smaller more practical house and less STUFF. Less time spent organizing stuff I don’t need means more quality time with family and friends. It means using what we have and using it to its full potential. It means not wasting…time, things, or money.
What I want in this new life I’m looking for is….enough and no more.
Will I find it in another house? Maybe. Will I find it in another community? Maybe.
The other night my fortune cookie told me that I should be prepared to change my plans. If I don’t find what I’m looking for out there, I guess I’ll have to rethink “here” and make that enough, and I’m ok with that too.
Have a beautiful day everyone!