Several years ago, when the tectonic plates of my life were shifting and it was time for me to move, I started dreaming about the most positive aspects of my new home. The house I was leaving was quite nice indeed, but it was located in a development. I craved space. I craved nature. I wanted a view from my window that did not include my neighbor’s driveway.
The thought of a view lit me up. I began to ask myself “what if…?”
What if I could have a view from my office window to inspire me?
What if I could see the sun rise each day?
What if I was on top of a hill, with nothing but nature in front of me?
What if I could wake up and see mountains from my bed?
What if I could afford this house and have an easy time of finding it?
The spark of my desire caught flame. While I had my doubts as to what I wanted existed or was possible, the feelings underneath my desire were powerful enough that I was willing to suspend my ideas of reality. I wanted what I wanted and because of that, it would just show up.
I told my realtor that the most important thing to me was having a view. A few days later he called and said, “I might have something for you.”
On the drive to visit the property, my heart rate quickened. Driving down the road, as I looked to the east, I saw some of the most beautiful views I’d ever seen in the area. The house, nestled up on a hill, had nothing but views and sunshine.
And if I stretched myself just a little further, I could afford the place. Buying the place wasn’t much of a decision at all; after seeing the view, there was no other choice to be made.
This is a shot of my view from my deck in May. It’s not the best picture I have, but it conveys the peacefulness of the place. And it reminds me that before I know it, I’ll be wearing shorts, sitting on the (now snow covered) deck, sipping a cool drink, appreciating the view.
Every morning, I appreciate what I see from my house. I will always have an inspiring view — an expansive view makes you think bigger, possibilities feel infinite.
Want what you want.
Broaden your horizons.
Open up your life.