I have a dream that one day soon (within the next four to five years) I will buy my very own apartment. It’s a dream so vivid that at times I can almost imagine walking down the hallway from one room to the next. I can feel the water pour down my body as I imagine taking a shower in a bathroom I designed myself.
It’s a dream I’ve been working towards for years already, and one I will continue to work for. Every once in a while I imagine what kind of furniture I will have, how close it will be to stores and bus stops in my city. I imagine the clean and empty spaces that I will have because starting over will allow me to keep everything a minimalist dream.
Just a few books I enjoy, only the amount of clothes I have right now. No extravagant decorations.
It’s a dream.
Part of that dream is how light and warm that apartment will be and how sunny the balcony will be, allowing me to finally pursuing a more sustainable dream I’ve been having:
A dream of being able to live in a city and still grow my own food. I have a list of herbs I want to have and the vegetables I am dying to try.
The idea that I could stop buying something I use every day because it’s growing on my balcony makes me want to jump up and down with joy.
Sure, I won’t be able to stop buying fresh produce completely. I’m being optimistic, not delusional. But cutting my spending just a little, because I’m able to grow some of the herbs appeals to me so much! Even if it’s going to take me some time to learn how to do that.
Every once in a while I go on a binge-watching marathon on youtube, watching all the videos of urban gardeners I can get my hands on, keeping my excitement up, counting days and months and years until I’ll finally have space and the light to become an urban gardener myself.
I’m saving all the bookmarks with tips and tricks, and I keep eyeing that book on urban gardening for dummies.
It’s a dream that keeps me going and so I decided to share it with you here. Putting it out there into the world, adding a countdown clock to my dream, and watching it get closer and closer with every day.
Keep your fingers crossed for me!