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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I have a plan

Do you make plans? I do. I make lots of plans and set lots of goals. I know what I want, and though I don't always know how to get it, I keep on trucking. I keep working towards it. I've talked about wanting to move to Atlanta so that I can be close to my daughters and my three grandchildren. They are what is most important in my life. 

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Let's face it, I have a lot of hurdles standing in my way. I make lists and set my goals and try to figure out how to jump over those hurdles. I am 63 years old and have a very low income. That is hurdle number one. Between my little bit of social security, my Etsy shop, my small amount of ad money from my blog, and my antique booth I still don't make enough to survive on my own. So I am looking for a small retirement apartment in the Atlanta area. 


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I dream of a small apartment, a place I can call my own,  and how I will decorate it. How I will utilize that small space when I get it. What I will keep and what I will give away and sell. 


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I look at how others live in their cozy little spaces and I know that I will be happy one day in mine.


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Because I know that it doesn't matter how big or small your home is,


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home is where your heart is, and that is why I will keep on planning and dreaming.


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29 comments:

  1. Oh Laura home is truly where your heart is and I think you can do anything you put your mind and heart into. You are strong and if I had three grandchildren I would be thinking of that too. Take care. HUG B

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    1. Thank you. My three grandchildren are coming up here at the end of next week. I can't wait. I haven't seen them since Christmas.

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  2. you'll do fine, we are in a small apartment, well its bigger than our first apartment we moved to when Garry became ill, and took early retirement, you adjust, it takes time to see what works in a small place but you have the most important things already, vision and optimism, two very important things to have for sure,

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. I'll have all I need when I am close to my family :)

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  3. i hope you can make that move, soon.

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  4. You'll get there, my friend! Wish I could snap my fingers and make it come to you faster.
    Brenda

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  5. I have full confidence that you will get what you want, sweet Laura!

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  6. Laura, I hope you can make that move happen! I love being near my Grandson and living in my small space. Life is good!
    hugs
    Linda

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  7. The dream to live near your family will keep you motivated to make it come true. Sending good thoughts your way!

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  8. I think it's a great idea to plan and dream of moving to be close to you family in Atlanta. I hope your dream comes true. (I've never lived on my own...sounds incredible but true) You have such beautiful style my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. I love living on my own. I've only done it a couple of times in my life, but I was happy with it. xo

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  9. Keep planning and dreaming, it's how to make those things really happen one day. I hope things work out for you very soon. Thank you for visiting me, it is great to find your lovely blog.
    Helen xox

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  10. Wow a move would be a big undertaking. Good luck and I hope your dreams come true :)

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    1. I have moved approximately 20 times in my adult life. Crazy, huh? I'd like to get settled into one place now.

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  11. I hope your dream of living near your family comes true. Laura you can make it happen. Good luck. Good wishes coming your way.
    Kris

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  12. I will pray that you will find what you are looking for. I know that you could make it feel like home. Blessings to you, my friend.

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  13. I have no doubt that you will make this happen.

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  14. You are so very, very right about home being where the heart is... I'll be lifting your heart's dreams up in prayer today.

    I love all the photos you chose... I could live in any one of those spaces and be a happy camper. blessings ~ tanna

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  15. Thank you, Tanna. My heart is definitely in Georgia.

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  16. I pray that you get there, keep the faith. God can move mountains!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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