This is a very special post, because it is number 1000 here on the blarg. Can you believe it? One thousand different posts in just under five years. I’ve certainly slowed down now that I have Luke…but still, that’s hard to believe. Since it’s such a monumental post I thought, what better to write about than our family’s future.
I don’t know about most of you, but I try and strike a healthy balance of planning for the future, but enjoying the present. If I spend all my time thinking about the future, I won’t enjoy the awesome moments of life right now, but if I only live in the present, I might not be adequately prepared for the future.
A person could go nuts checking home prices everyday and recalculating projected savings. Throw on top of that planning for future children, if we’ll have enough room for them, how old we’re getting, and it’s all a lot to think about.
We know we can’t stay in our current place forever, but in the meantime it’s great. It’s just the right size for us, and we could probably survive here with a second child for a while. But eventually we’d like to move areas…perhaps to the Los Alamitos or Cypress area…or Huntington Beach or Fullerton if we wanted to go farther. Just like my parents moved us to a better area when we were younger, we want to do the same for our kids. It’d be nice to be able to park a car outside and not have to worry if something will happen to it, or live in a district with public schools we’d be happy to send our kids to.
My guess is another three years or so and we’ll be able to do that. It’s hard to say with such a crazy housing market, but that’s what patience and prudent saving are for. For now though we are making sure we enjoy the life we have, and all the wonderful things we’ve been blessed with. Today we celebrated what an awesome woman I am married to, and our son is a constant reminder of how lucky I am to be raising him with her.
Here’s to another thousand posts…