House Porn

My middle son was recently home from college and I was telling him how much I like looking at houses on Realtor. com. He laughed out loud and then proceeded to show me this Saturday Night Live Video.

Currently I am looking at porn on Hilton Head Island. This is ironic, since that is where my journey began several years ago. One of my best friends from high school, Sue, who I still talk to, is there right now putting money down on a property. I am super excited for her and she is showing me that the future can be anything you want.

I’m ready to move now! But right now, I’m here for my son, so that part of my life will have to be put on hold. But it doesn’t stop me from looking!

One day I’m looking at rentals and the next I’m looking to buy. Sometimes I look for properties on the water, other days it’s good if it has a pool. I like the water! Sometimes I heart homes that are 4 million (assuming my card company takes off) and other times I go in a range that is more practical.

Looking at homes gets me excited about the next chapter in my life. The best thing about looking at house porn is that you can change your mind every day. Two months ago I was looking at a gorgeous former bed and breakfast in Beaufort called The Wedding House. Everything has a story and of course, I am quite fond of them. I don’t like the mundane; it has to have some depth to it. That house was special! But….the crime rate in Beaufort is off the charts. But since I’m only looking, I felt safe.

It’s fun to look at house porn! It’s far better than the other kind, at least in my opinion. And right now dreaming about where I go next and the chapter that follows is super exciting to think about. Let’s face it, if I were being realistic about where I should live, I should be looking at homes in Jersey cause my son goes to school there. But….since it’s all a fantasy anyway, living there is not one of mine.

Yeah, I’m at that stage in my life and I have totally embraced it. I like getting older. I feel more at peace with who I am and have a better sense of self. Some people fight it which I don’t understand. There is a real sense of calm that washes over you when you accept where you are and know that everything happens in the right time.

So while I might be currently living in New York, I’m gonna keep looking for the house in the south with the big porch, water that is nearby and a calm breeze at night to match my mood.

Happy house porn hunting!