Wednesday, August 28, 2013

the truths about home ownership

I think we've all been living a lie. A lie in which we actually thought that once I bought a house within months it would become this whole new place with before and after makeovers to blow away and inspire.

Well... not so much. 

Basically we're moved in and settled. There's no moving boxes impeding our path but we haven't done much to the place besides hanging up some curtains and painting two rooms and a closet. When people come over they think the place looks great and we look settled and it's all true. What you don't know is that I'm not planning on changing anything for awhile. Maybe for another year. Maybe even two.

It isn't like when you rent an apartment this whole home ownership thing. There's way more freedom now but there's also a lot more paralyzing decision making because of that freedom. I mean we are limit less in terms of things we can do to the place which means that every decision becomes that much more crucial. It's not as if things can't be changed if you don't like them once you're done but you gotta have a plan and that means you have to sit and think and design and ain't nobody got time foh dat right now. In the grand scheme of things, what's the rush? Sometimes, it's okay for things to just be okay. 

I think that's the big part of home ownership I didn't realize I would be saying to myself so much. It's okay. Just deal with things being okay for now. It doesn't have to be perfect.

And guess what, it doesn't have to be now. I have: like a lot of time. There's no rush. If we were in a situation where we were living on milk crate coffee tables and bean bag chairs there would be more of a rush to make this house a home but we've been living in a larger more furnished house and everything that came over are things we love and things that are working in this house. So there's no rush. None at all.

And that's the truth. We're not in a hurry over here. We're taking everything very easy.

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