If I could paint a picture of the vision I have for the next year (starting now), it would look something like this: (don’t judge me, lol) I see myself with 3 or 4 income properties (don’t worry about the how) and I see myself living in my old house in the Bronx New York. Isn’t that odd? Of course in my vision, I own the house and I am now living on the second floor, instead of the first floor (it’s a three family house).
I used to dream of owning the house and renovating it. Probably with kitchens from Ikea. Something like the picture above. My own apartment would have that cozy New York look. The second floor has 3 bedrooms, but it’s still cozy.
I see myself going to Culinary School in the Manhattan. I don’t want to go below 23rd street. Just a thing I’ve had since 911. I was watching You’ve Got Mail recently and it just made me homesick. There is nothing like New York at Christmas time.
If I move I am going to take much more advantage of the cultural part of the city. When I was home in 2011, I went to see two Broadway plays and went to City Island (an island of seafood restaurants) twice. Some New Yorker’s have a bad habit of living in the city, but not enjoying it.
I was talking to my friend from high school the other day and she has broken up with her finance’ and I know we would be hanging out again. My other best friend is divorced. Sometimes it’s hard to find friends to hang out with when you get to a certain age because everyone is married, but that wouldn’t be a problem.
Finally, I see myself dating in the city. Growing up, I developed a taste for Opera because my mother listened to Opera and I have been to the Lincoln Center before, but I want to go again. Whoever I am dating may not like Opera, so I may go by myself. But this is just what I see for myself, if I go back to the city.
Oh, and also, I see myself DRIVING in the city, which I rarely did. I’ve been driving a bit down here and I think I can see myself driving in the city.
I know exactly where I would go for church as well. My brother started a new ministry in Harlem and that is where I would be. Recently, a very well-known singer has expressed interest in visiting. I would love to be there the Saturday that she attends. 😉
If I stay here in Florida, I see nothing. That says a lot doesn’t it?
Proverbs 19:21 New International Version (NIV)
21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.