Interesting you should ask today....We just came back from looking at a house in a neighborhood we think we'd like to move into.
On my treasure map, since househunting and improving our condo has a high priority with us, I've got "Ideal Home" in at least three spots ... wealth, relationship, and my work ... plus glimmers all throughout ... and STACKS of money/bags of gold all over the place, because that's what it's gonna take to get us into a new house!
But DH and I aren't certain about this place. Maybe, in retrospect, because it's not "ideal," literally the words I've plugged into the treasure map repeatedly.
So should we redefine "ideal" and lower our expectations (it lacks a garage, a dry basement, about 300 sq foot or more "extra" space for us, and we'd have a BUNCH of carpet to rip out and bare floors to deal with....not to mention my DH's fear that the foundation is bad ... etc.)? Or should we keep our eyes on the prize and let this one go?
That's a rhetorical question, really, unless one of you feels particularly moved to speak.
And about those piles/bags o' money.... DH has also been stressing about his work (and I don't work outside the home, so his income is really imperative for us), wondering if he'll be able to step up to the increasing demands of his job ... spending more hours at work (and less at home, obviously). I'm trying not to get stressed about it too, since there's nothing I can do about it other than perform my partnering responsibilities of keeping our home together and food on the table.
Maybe I need to focus on my treasure map more, more often on a daily basis. I've got it on our "altar" (for lack of a better word -- it's not official) in the living room, so I do look up at it often.
Luci, feeling tired, somewhat disheartened, and wayyyyyy too affected by the dust and doghair in that house to be very clear about anything right now! If you've read this far, thanks!