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

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