The last thing I thought I wanted at this age was to downsize.
For years I dreamed of finally owning a bunch of land with a large house overlooking a lake or pond.
When I finally achieved those dreams in my 30s, I wasn’t sure how to feel about having it all at last. I wasn’t particularly happier than I was prior to owning all of the land and the large house built on it. It’s easy to convince yourself that you’ll suddenly get happier if you have a material possession that you’ve been craving for a considerably long period of time. I really thought that things would be different this time around because it’s a home, and a home can be the place where you spend most of your life. However, having a huge property comes with a lot of responsibilities and duties you have to uphold or you’ll get so far behind that you won’t be able to get caught up without outside help from a friend, neighbor, or family member. With that in mind, I’m happy to be living in a condominium overlooking the ocean. The view is undeniably gorgeous, especially during sunset. Best of all, I heard that the building benefitted a fairly recent construction date because that meant it had stricter building codes, especially for rebar reinforcement. Corroded and decaying rebar was a huge factor for that Surfside condominium disaster a few years ago. Had they used better rebar wire, that building might still be standing to this day. You need corrosion resistant rebar like galvanized rebar wire and stainless steel rebar wire and rebar wire ties.