Crushing the Comparison Monster
The Joys of Renting
Oh the joys of renting. Last week we found out that the owners of our house want to sell. We had just signed a new lease and we’ve had a few things happen lately which has made me a bit more protective of my privacy, the importance of boundaries and nourishing self care. So when I came home the other day with a huge “For Sale” sign out the front of my yard, without permission or a simple phone call, I was furious.
I felt like someone had invaded my space. I felt hurt, cranky and super protective. (This will all make sense when you read my blog post I have for you next week). What happened to common etiquette these days? What happened to a simple ‘hey we’re putting a giant sign in the middle of your lawn, (yeah the lawn where you usually park your car), and we hope you don’t mind us doing so?’
This soon turned to ‘wahhhh why haven’t we bought a house yet?‘
You see I have a serious case of wanderlust. I love to travel. To dip my toes in other cultures, to badly stumble over the use of their language, to take in the beauty of the natural sites. So heck… our money has been poured into this passion.
We’ve also been able to invest in other people and a stack of other things because we don’t have the responsibility of owning a home. (more…)