Be Where You Dream
I was in college the first time I caught wind of a new-ish TV show that followed a person, family or couple around while they looked at and considered 3 different homes to purchase to make their home. Instantly hooked to this new show I’d sit on the sofa and argue with whoever I could convince to watch the show with me whether it was “House 1, 2 or 3”. p.s. it seems like it is NEVER 3 even though it seems like it’s almost always the PERFECT choice :)
So I guess it was from very, very early on in my adult-hood that I found myself constantly dreaming of the possibilities of where I might live some day. Did I know Raleigh, North Carolina was so beautiful before my new favorite show? Nope, but now I want to live there! In fact, every few episodes I find myself absolutely desperate to head on out and find my new house to call a home in a new part of the country I didn’t quite know looked so amazing before.
But now there’s an international version of this show, too. And because of this show I finally saw through my dream to visiting Puerto Rico and made that dream a reality. How exciting is that? And I bet you already know this, but by the end of the week I was envisioning myself on my favorite TV show with 3 amazing options for a little PR Bed and Breakfast I didn’t know I had a dream of running. But that’s a bit off in the distance as far as dreams go, though. I’ve got plenty of stuff to get done and some little boys to watch grow up before I start packing up and heading off to a Caribbean Island!
Until then I’m doing my darnedest to convince Mr. Rob that we should move closer to those little (well, not quite so little these days) boys so I can be nearer to them and actually see them growing up more than every few months. “But moving is the worst!” and “We don’t know where we want to settle down for a while, how can we just choose?” he says and, you know, he isn’t wrong.
As far as the choosing business I’m realizing that we can totally be flexible. So long as I have my pets and a few special to me personal items I’ve decided I can let a whole heck of a lot go to make getting nearer my family possible. And what’s more is we can sell off most of our current furniture and when we get wherever we’re going we can then rent furniture until we can spend a year or 2 and figure out if this is the place to settle down in or if we need to pick up shop and try out someplace new.
And after a bit of research I’m realizing that CORT Furniture Rental can accommodate us just about any place I could possibly dream of moving to. Heck, we can even rent furniture in Puerto Rico, isn’t that a bit surprising and totally awesome? And, yes, I did totally look into this as an option as I’ve been dream Googling and online window house shopping :)
Right now I’m okay with being right where I am but I can’t promise that I’m not going to be pestering Rob about a potential move to Austin or Dallas or Houston in the coming months. After all, family is important and since moving doesn’t necessarily have to stink, why shouldn’t I be where I dream?