There are two things I want out of life in the next five years.
Unfortunately, in order to achieve these two things, I'd have to give up one of the biggest parts of my life:
I don't think I can do it.
What are these two things?
I'd like to have a dog and buy a house.
Unfortunately, the houses in the area I'd like to live in are either old and disgusting or new and too expensive. I like the area I live in. I wouldn't mind buying a house here. I live out of the lahar that would take place if Mount Rainier erupted. It's a small town. There isn't too much crime.
I don't mind it. (My neighbors right now. Meh. One has two yappy dogs and the other smokes, which comes into my doors during the lovely summer nights.)
Anyway. I'd also like a dog.... most likely a pug. (One I could name Jeff. Long story.) But traveling with a dog is expensive on a plane. And boarding it is expensive. I'd have to be home with it more often.
Also. How I'd get enough money to buy a house and maintain a pet. I'd have to stop traveling to save money. And meh. I like traveling. I don't mind renting.
Buying a house just seems like such a commitment. I wouldn't be able to move back to California easily. I wouldn't be able to move north to be closer to Seattle like I want to do. Eh. Plus all the things out there are like, "Buyers and agents and banks just want to screw you over!"
I'm over it. But I still like looking at available houses. And available pets. sigh. I'm a masochist, but we already knew that.