There’s a reason for taking the long way now and then. There’s something you get out of driving along Franklin Pike that you miss when you fly down I-65. One of my favorite songs is called “The Scenic Route” and toward the end of the song it goes, “Drive the car all the way around the moon.” I’m not one to make people wait unnecessarily, but sometimes it’s right to wait. Case in point:
One of my best friends is SO ready to buy a house. She wants her financial independence and freedom of ownership more than anyone I know. She’s practically begging for a home! And she could probably get a home based on her job. …but it wouldn’t be right. She wants to wait just a little bit longer, let her existing lease run its course, establish herself with a bit more of a financial cushion… but THEN…
THEN she’s going to get exactly what she wants: an adorable home that’s just right for her. She’s taking that scenic route, that methodical, logical, well-paced scenic route to home ownership, and I applaud her for it!
Buying a home is a detailed process with a set timeline, and it takes patience to comprehend the undertaking and do it right. Baby steps, composure, happiness.
…And I can’t wait until my friend finally has the home she’s been holding out for.