I’m a strategist by trade. My professional brain thrives at 30,000 feet. I can develop concepts. I can see the big picture. And I watch in awe as teams of people bring ideas into reality.
And that’s my problem right there. In my personal life, there have been no teams of people swooping in to create the home I want. Lately our family motto seems to have been “why do today what can be put off indefinitely”. We’ve been busy building our careers, raising three kids and working on a multitude of other excuses.
Whatever the reason it’s fair to say my home is more student flat than “House and Garden”.
A while back we’d decided to undertake a massive renovation that would have given us the big, beautiful home you see in all those magazines. You could say we were about to make a life or debt decision.
We chose life
In line with our family motto, we chose to do nothing. Well actually, we chose to do everything – overseas trips, camping holidays, ski trips, horse camps, weekends away. We chose life over debt.
So there’ll be no big, beautiful house for us. Instead there’ll be a small, well thought out home that uses smart, space saving ideas to fit this growing family of five and all the memories we will be creating together.
That’s the big picture. But I need you to be my team of people who ‘make it happen’ by sharing your ideas, your thoughts and your encouragement – by helping us make decisions along the way.
So here it is. My house. All 110m2 of it. It’s not going to be easy but then nothing worth having ever is.