Thursday, 15 October 2015

Blogtober | Home Vs. Away

 Recently, I've had some conflicting feelings regarding whether we should travel or whether we should save for a house. I may be young but I want both badly - I know how hard the property market is at the moment, and I want to be in a position of strength in case it gets any tougher. I'd like to be able to save and own my own place, but equally, I'd love to be sitting on a beach in Thailand, or exploring NYC. I have a feeling that this one's going to be a rather chatty random post..

I know that both Dan and I eventually will travel, that is a given. BUT we're not the back-packing type. I find things quite stressful and just know that we would want our own space, and to have a safe comfortable place to be based rather than staying a hostel with people we've never met. I wish I wasn't like that, but I know it would make me feel uncomfortable. There are obviously still cheap ways to get around this but I know staying in hostels would probably make it cheaper so this is problem number one.

I'm also itching to explore. I want to see places I've never even known about, and I want to experience cultures I've never experienced before. OBVIOUSLY, I want to experience the food too, because how good is food!? Throughout my studies I have learnt about so many incredibly places, and I want to see the religions I have loved learning about since I was only 10 to come alive in the countries they initially began in and those they are present in today. Plus, I've heard some of these places have pretty gorgeous beaches and amazing weather so there's that too.

Finding the perfect house is just as high up on my list. I am on Right Move stalking the gorgeous houses on there regularly, and love to look both realistically and absolutely out of my mind impossible because it is just far too much fun not to. I'm always finding gorgeous prints and pieces that would look great in the home I envisage regularly, but I don't have the space for all these beautiful things that there are.

I think buying our own home would be such an achievement too. I've begun saving and it is so satisfying seeing that balance go up and up, and can't wait to reach the levels that I have been hoping for (and more if possible!). I don't even know where we will end up living, but I do know that we will make the house our own and this is why I am so excited.

If things were easy, I'd buy a house, rent it out, travel the world and then come back to our dream home. But there would be mortgages to pay and I don't even know if it would be a possibility. One can dream....

Do you feel the same as me? Or did you? What did you do?

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