This is my first Daily Prompt and this is indeed an interesting topic.
Scott recently asked me which I would prefer: the safety of having our own house, which translates into security OR would I prefer to spend our younger years traveling the world, eating at the best restaurants, and living our lives now while we can still do things. I chose the house. As much as I want to explore this wonderful world of ours, safety sounds a lot more appealing to me right now. Once I have the house, then we can travel! Right? Wishful thinking, I know, but what is a girl to do? I’m so envious when I hear others talking about their journey and experience to a new place, but then I think, “Well, that was for 10 days. That’s a lot of thousands of dollars spent on less than two weeks of pleasure. That money could be going towards saving up for a house.”
I’ve always lived for the future and never appreciating the present. I worry a lot and always want to be 10 steps ahead of “the game,” whatever the game may be. Everything in life I do quickly. I talk quickly, I write quickly, I type quickly, I walk quickly, etc. I’m always going nowhere fast and never taking time to smell the roses. Except when I’m at my parents’ house – I always stop to smell the roses in their garden because they have roses with an actual scent! What’s up with that? Why do our flowers not smell these days? What a shame.
Anyway. The thought of taking my time stresses me out. I know it’s the right thing to do, but I worry that I’d be wasting my time. It’s the right thing to do, yet I’m always inconvenienced by the smallest things. I don’t know…it’s great to have those new experiences and to make those memories, but a house will be there for you. You’re guaranteed to not be homeless…as long as it’s within your control.
You tell me what’s better!
Daily Prompt: Tourist