Yesterday I bought a new vehicle. Well, new to me, used in the general sense of the word. So far I like it. It looks nice parked in the driveway.
Yesterday I also resolved that if and when the time comes I start shopping for something big, like say a house, I know how I want the experience to be. I want it to be filled with a sense of excitement, of wonder and perhaps even a little magic. I want there to be a rush in discovery, a thrill at searching behind doors. A eager anticipation at the drive to the next house on the list. And then a final sense of completeness or fullness when the final paper is signed and the keys are handed over.
Make no mistake, I had a good time shopping for my car yesterday. I liked the people in the dealership and the experience was a good one. I would recommend them and I am looking forward to many happy miles with this one as I had with the previous model. Already I am test driving some names for it. Like a reliable ride, it needs a name.
I just found some elements missing in the necessity of the shopping that made me aware of their lack of presence and created a hunger for when I buy a big item again.
It might be a replacement for the yet unnamed purchase of yesterday or perhaps a companion vehicle to create of string of road ready cars. It might be a house of my own. It might be none of these things. But whatever it may be, I know what I want during my next shopping trip.