A New Adventure

Sorry for the double entries tonight…Just had a conversation with my sister Sarah, and I don’t want to forget a point she brought up.

“But all my friends are doing it”…  I need to let that go right now.  I’m itching to be farther toward certain life goals because I see my friends moving toward those life goals faster than me.  But the life goals I care about, or feel tempted to be jealous of, are marriage and parenthood, not home ownership!  If I buy a house to satisfy that desire to move forward toward life goals, it will be unsatisfying and disappointing. 

(Wow, sidenote… this draft auto-saved at 11:11:11 p.m.  How cool is that???)  🙂

Back to the topic…There are, in my mind, “logical” reasons to buy a house (financial, etc.) and “emotional” reasons to buy a house.  I think both need to be in order for me to do this, and I knew the “emotional” reasoning was not worked out yet.  If I decide to buy a house, my emotional reason to do it needs to be this:  It is a huge learning curve in a new direction; a new adventure; a source of life experience.  If I don’t want that new adventure, I have no business buying a house right now, logical or not.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Becky
    Jul 16, 2009 @ 21:15:51

    Never apologize for double entries. I like more to read. 🙂

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  2. Tara and Chad
    Jul 17, 2009 @ 10:19:30

    Okay you knew we couldn’t be quiet for too long. 🙂
    1. All of your friends are doing it—would you jump off a cliff if all your friends are doing it? Are they at different stages of life? IF they are older than you they could be at a different stage of life.
    2. $8000—total bonus, don’t know much about this but Chad thinks its only here for this year, but you never know what is coming around the corner next (economy, relationship, job)
    3. Master’s—this ups your pay and then you could get a bit of a nicer home when you are ready that doesn’t need so many fixes and you might be able to pick a neighborhood you really prefer.
    4.Lonely—you think you are lonely now when you at least see people daily around your building, what are you going to do if a big house alone?
    5. Moving again—you are a moving queen, it would only be right for you to move again 🙂

    Ultimately it’s your decision and you have to weigh out your pros and cons. Chad and I would be more than willing to look with you if needed or if you just want to talk and hash it all out, we’ll do that too! Love you!

    Reply

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