Attic Office via Pinterest
Attic Office via Pinterest

Day 8: A – Z Challenge

A Room of My Own

How do we recognize home when we see it?

I’ve been pondering this idea lately, trying to decide if I should look for a house to buy. That way I am investing in my own future, rather than adding to someone else’s nest egg.

“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” — Albert Einstein

Library Bedroom via Pinterest

Your Kiss Is On My List

So, I’ve decided there’s no harm in making a list of what I’d want.

If I could have the ideal home for me in an area that’s not too crowded or noisy, or so remote I’d become a hermit, I’d want

  • A good-sized office with good light and room for a comfy reading chair
  • Room for lots of books and lots of nooks and crannies for the cats to laze in
  • A fenced backyard for the dog
  • A nice spa (like the one I have now)
  • Lots of light, at the end of a quiet street
  • Desert landscaping (no grass anywhere)
  • Close to stores, transportation, walking trails and a park
  • Three to four bedrooms, two baths
  • Hardwood floors or tile
  • Privacy (no windows facing the street, or a barrier or fenced patio blocking the view)
  • A screened porch for my (indoor) cats so they can continue to enjoy bird television, without hurting birds
  • Storage and nice closets
  • A clawfoot tub

However, I know that what makes a home my home, has nothing to do with any of the above. It has much more to do with my precious critters, with the family that nurtures me, and with the friends who spend time there. It has to do with the life I imagine living there: a life that’s good.

If we are adept at recognizing this, we can create a home wherever we are — whether we own or rent — or are just passing through.

Home is Where the Heart Is.

The house I currently rent has 75% of the qualities I want, so I am well on my way to finding the place I could happily hang my hat for the rest of my days.

I simply need a bit more space, if I can find the right one, and find one I can afford.

I am in no hurry. I’d rather continue to live in the peaceful little house I have, than move somewhere that isn’t the right fit for me.

Daydream Believer.

It is good to imagine the nest I want to build. It’s good to lay the foundation for it to materialize in my life.

After all, everything that exists in this wide world, started first as someone’s daydream.

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3 thoughts on “Home

  1. Home is where your heart is, if you can dream it, you can believe it and if you can believe it, you can achieve it. I’m with you on the claw foot tub, fenced in yard for Fido, screened porch for the kitties and hardwood floors (oh I have them), not so much on the desert landscape, maybe desert landscape with strawberry rivers and candy trees? Ha ha… Cheers.

  2. You are on my list to check if you are being part of the A to Z Challenge.

    THANK YOU for being up to the letter “H”…
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There’s no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood… is Nuts?

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