Slowly but surely, I'm falling head over heels for this little slice of country paradise.
Every time I tell David how much I love it here, he asks if I'd like to try and buy it instead of build. Buying it could be an option but 1) We've never had it inspected. There's no telling what kind of expensive updates may lie beneath. 2) It is in a historical farm district which makes the value of the land very high and requires that a minimum amount of land be sold with every home. 3) We have already purchased our house plans and they weren't cheap.
It makes me wonder. What is it that makes me love it so? Is it the personal touches all around me I didn't realize I missed so much and that really make a house a home?
There is something to be said about being surrounded by photographs, furniture and nick knacks that you find beautiful and personal in some way, shape or form.
"Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris
Is it the fact that we got a fresh start on forming new organizational systems, housekeeping routines and habits?
Or is it the cottage itself, nestled into the trees with all of its character and charm?
No matter what it is, this little cottage has allowed us to really starting LIVING in the here and now. Before, I felt as though we were going through the motions, just waiting for the next big step in our journey. Now we can live in the present and it sure is sweet.