Do you have your 'dream house'?
Two recent events made me start thinking about women and their "dream houses". My friend's mother has reached the point in her aging process where she may soon have to move out of her much-loved condo--the first house she got to choose for herself and make just the way she wanted it. Another friend's sister moved into her own dream house after being widowed and leaving her "empty nest" behind.
I don't have my dream house and thinking about the changes these women have been through lately, I realized I am really afraid that I never will have it. Like, I could end up a bitter old woman because I never got to choose a house because I liked it--never got a house I could LOVE.
Our home purchases have been tightly constrained--at first by finances, and later by both timing and other factors. We've lived in a series of ugly ducklings, when all I've ever wanted is a "cute" house.
My dream house is not spectacular--it wouldn't be large or impressive or have fine finishes--it wouldn't even necessarily cost more than my current house-- it would just be attractive and with the right kind of garden and location for me.
Do you have your dream house? If so, how old were you when you got it, and what makes it your dream house? If not, do you still hold out hope of having your dream house one day?How will you know your dream house when you see it?