Last night, I posted about how I’d rather acquire memories than things, which is true, but I didn’t explain exactly what I meant by that.
We make a good amount of money between us, but we want to keep it that way, so we prioritize/budget expenses like most people do. We have a bunch of stuff we want to do to the house; expensive stuff, such as landscaping and finishing the basement. We aren’t do-it-yourself type people, so we would pay someone to do the work. If we really got serious about it, we could likely get both done over the course of the next year.
On the other hand, we want do things. Go to bars. Fancy dinners both at home and at restaurants. Shop. Travel. Go to shows.
It’s easy to feel like we’re falling behind when we see all of our neighbors doing to their homes what we want to do to ours. But you know what they aren’t doing? Going out. Traveling. Seeing shows. What are rare treats for them, are common occurrences for us. In just the next two months, I’m going on four trips, and hosting a huge party.
So I’m going to stop playing the comparison game. Because, when I’m old, I’m going to be glad I went to Key West with my husband to celebrate my 40th birthday instead of getting landscaping. I’ll happily postpone a small house project to go see another DMB show. These memories we make, make my heart happy; much happier than having a fancy as fuck house or a flashy car does. We all have to live the life that makes us happy. This is my version.
The name of this blog is a quote that I hold near and dear to my heart, and that I try to live by: The future is no place to place your better days.