Hi! 👋 I’m Jessa.

I blog daily about life, work, and the future.

Building a home from scratch

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I wondered why adults are so fond of going to the hardware and department stores, but now that I am almost three decades older with a bit of cash to spare, I understand why.

They are not particularly looking around stuff just because it is fun. They are there because they want to find that piece of ornament, furniture, or appliance that could complete their imagined lifestyle of the home they are trying to build.

As I was in the moment of actually looking for spaces where I could start to live a life here in the metro, the reality is speaking up to me — nothing is cheap if you want a good life. So you try to check and balance whether you can afford a particular lifestyle or not.

Building a home from scratch is never easy.

So, I salute everyone who has managed to build one, even if it means some trade-offs at the beginning of the process.