The photo above might not look like much to you, but to me it is full of potential… Potential walls!
This ‘build your own house’ gig is a lesson in patience for me. It takes a long time to double the size of your house when you are doing pretty much all of it yourself, while trying to hold down a full time job and look after four kids.
It’s also a lesson about choices.
We could have chosen to mortgage ourselves beyond our means and pay someone to do a lot of the work, but we choose not to.
We could have chosen to spend every spare second of our lives working on the house, but we choose not to.
We choose not to sacrifice our financial stability, our health, and our family life to have a ‘perfect house’ in a specified period of time. In a way this has taught me what I already knew; there is so much more to life than where you live or what your house looks like.
Sure, it will be awesome when it’s done, but awesome because we did it ourselves, our way, and with luck we’ll still be married at the end of it!
So, I’m trying hard not to be too disappointed that our kitchen won’t be done in time for Christmas, or new years, or my birthday. Instead I am focussing on the positives. I now have more time to make dream big dreams and mull over big decisions. And despite the fact that I’ve not yet decided on tiles for our bathroom floor (which might actually be done by Christmas!) today I am dreaming about the master bedroom.
Our master bedroom has french doors that open out onto our own little corner of garden… Ok, at the moment it is more mud hole than garden, but one day it will be garden. We also have small a walk in robe, which is a huge step up considering we have had no wardrobe at all for the last 6 years. Apart from those two elements the bedroom is pretty much a blank slate…
What colour would you paint your bedroom?
Do you dream of a king sized bed like I do?
TV or no TV?
Do I dare dream of a spa or hot tub in our little private garden??
What would you put in your dream bedroom?
Would you be totally practical or amazingly indulgent?
Share your ideas!