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I'm Back, Again!

Yesterday I met up with my friend Dominique for lunch. We laughed and gossip and ruined our diets. We went to the new Michael’s on Atlantic Avenue

 and wondered about downtown Brooklyn shopping at Loft and Housing Works on Montague Street.

Eventually the conversation turned to our dreams.  For as long as I could remember, Dominique has always wanted to start her own business. 

She makes really great natural products such as lip balms, lotions and deodorants.  
I was encouraging her to continue as a sort of side hustle as I felt she was giving up on her dreams. But there I realized that I had also given up on my dreams. It has been over a year since I last blogged and that wasn’t my intention.  My dream was to buy a home and blog about that experience but somewhere along the way I got discouraged and stopped looking. I stopped attending open houses or even searching properties on Streeteasy and Zillow. 




 And so as I got home later that evening I started thinking more about the things I wanted to accomplish this year.  One of those being to blog a least once per week. And two, to buy a home.  Over the last year there has been a lot of positive changes in my life and feel that I am better able to cope with some of the stresses of home ownership, dealing with coop boards and mortgage brokers and finding a home on a moderate budget (no trust fund baby or cash buyer here).  I know what I want (a two bedroom apartment, lots of closet space, close to public transportation) and also what I don’t need.  So here I go again searching for my first home. My dream home. You’re welcome to join me on this journey.

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