Lately I’ve been stressing about buying a new house. I look around my house, and even though I love my house, all I can see is how we’ve outgrown it. Our lives have become so complex that we’ve filled every nook and cranny with stuff related to every aspect of our lives like we can’t ever let anything go. Like if we don’t hold on to that ticket from that show, that we’ll forget we had that experience.
We won’t forget! The memory has become part of each of us. Every event of our lives makes us who we are.
As I look around my house I see the day we moved in – the day I took my daughter to kindergarten – the day I met our neighbours – the day we celebrated my 40th birthday… and the day my husband told me he had cancer… the day I took him to the hospital and discovered the tumours in his lungs… and the day he died.
I also see the day I met the new love of my life – the man I will grow old with – the day I brought him home to meet my daughters. I see the day of my daughter’s graduation from high school – and from College. And the day my daughter played the lead in musical theatre.
I see a lot of memories. Good and bad. But somehow it holds me back from moving forward. I’m afraid to sell because I may forget a part of my life… or maybe we won’t be able to afford it, and then we won’t be able to come back here.
But really, the memories of my life’s events make me who I am. I will never lose them, and I will be happy wherever I go. And, I will choose a new house with my new man which will fit our new dreams, where we will create new memories.
Life has a way of carrying on whether you have money or not, whether you choose to enjoy each day or not. So you might as well make the most of each day that you have.
Buy that house. Drive that car. Climb that mountain.
Do whatever you think will make you happy.
You only have one life. You need to choose to enjoy everyday that you spend on this planet because there are no do-overs.
And don’t stress over it. After all, it’s only money. And there’s always more where that came from.
Wishing you health and happiness,