Reflecting back on my child I remember wondering how my parents could keep it afloat. How did they manage to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table? I was so naive. I’ll be the first to admit that I took a lot for granted. I took them from for granted. Don’t most children!? I never had a true appreciation for everything they did for my brother and I until I moved out on my own at the ripe age of 21.
Prior to living on my own, I’ll admit I worried. I worried A LOT! I had anxieties over my future. The future was full of unknowns. With unknowns posed change. Could I keep up? Would I be good enough? Stable on my own two feet?
Looking back I can’t help but chuckle. It’s really not all that bad. I’ve encountered my share of tragedies, but I’ve also achieved many triumphs. I’m proud of my accomplishments.
I spent today at a decor center browsing interior design selections, enjoying the ambiance of a beautifully staged home. It felt like a dream. So surreal. I still can’t believe my husband and I are at a point in our lives to build our next home from the ground up. It’s actually happening. Wow. Pinch me!
That naive little girl, oh-20-some years ago would have never anticipated this dream to come true.
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