(in case you don’t recognize it – this is the home from Knocked Up and This is 40 that I would love to live in minus the drama)
We recently moved into a two-bedroom apartment as we look for the next place to call home (which is really hard by the way. I despise the two-story box Texas style home and I just want a house in a neighborhood with trees – seriously! And walking distance to a park and shops would be nice too. Oh yeah I live in Texas). Anyway! It was a rushed move and one I hadn’t necessarily planned for. The housing market here in Texas is about as hot as the temps so if you don’t move fast you’ll miss out on the house that could be your next home.
As we packed up our things, only to unpack them three floors up, I began to wonder is all of this stuff was well, just stuff …. could I be happy just living in a car? The mantra “Home is where the heart is” began to chime in my head and as I watched the movers clang and bang my things against the stairs and walls I realized they are just things with as much value as I put in them.
But…and there is definitely a but in this, I also love interior decorating and finding pieces that make me smile, then creating a room that I enjoy looking and living in. So there lies the conundrum. Home is where my heart is, it’s with my most valuable possessions – husband, daughter and dog. But home is also where my soul gets excited to create a place that makes my heart smile. Yes, it a space full of possessions, but it’s more than the things. It’s a sense of ownership and identity. A display of your personality that you live in, and more importantly enjoy.