I went house shopping today. My real estate agent (hi Craig!) showed me eight condos. I can't say that I love any of them. I didn't find my dream home, if there is such a thing. Some of them smell like cockroaches and some of them smell like cat piss. Of the eight though, one of them quite I like even though it's a little expensive and it doesn't have two full bathrooms. I could deal with that. But I can find places in El Cajon with two full bathrooms for cheaper. The extra I spend in gas might make a difference, but it wont significantly shave my commuting time and that's really what I'm after. Considering this, finding a cheaper place with more features in La Mesa or El Cajon really isn't that bad. Especially considering that all in all, I'll probably only be living there 3 to 5 years it's really only an intermediary step. But who knows, maybe I'll live there for a long time. I don't know what I'll do. All I know is that right now, this is what I'm going to do.
It's amazing to me that about five years ago I felt like my life was on the cusp of so many things. In a lot of ways it was. So much has happened, and so much is different about my life. I'm a lot better off now than I was then. And again, I'm getting this feeling that now at long last many of the things I've been longing for are about to arrive.
It's a good time to be alive, and the future is now.