JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: May 2009

Where's My White Picket Fence?

 When my Mother was a young lady, not that she's old now but when she was a child, she was born in an old run down former chain gang house. What a concept, being born at the chain gang house. There have been many times that I have made fun of her for this very reason. All and all, you have to admit it makes for an interesting story.

 From there, she managed to move on up in life and her along with her siblings and my Grandparents moved into a former barn and slave quarters that had been remodeled into a home. This is actaually where I was raised for a while myself, but that's not the point of all of this. She worked and saved for years while raising two Sons and at some point in life she had the ability to buy her own home.

 Look around the world and listen closely as people talk and you may get the feeling that many out there are wondering where their white picket fence can be found. Where is my spouse and children? My high paying job that I drive my nice car to. Where is my two story home on the hill with a white picket fence? Where is the American dream that I was promised at birth? Did I somehow miss something, did that dream pass me by?

 The fact is that these days, most people feel they should have that huge house and nice car right off the bat. Unfortunately, I hate to be the one to break this to you, but it's a struggle to get there. Our Constitution makes the statement that everyone is entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Notice that the word used there is pursuit, happiness comes with no garentee, you have to run it down.

 You can't buy that mansion from the start, but you can't give up on it either. Instead you have to want it, earn it, and aspire to it. Few things in this world will ever be handed to you, and that American dream with the perfect yard and the white picket fence is no exception. You have to make your way through the ranks and make a start where you can. No one gets to chose whether they will be born into this world or not, you just have to make the best of it once you're thrust into existence.

 Somewhere out there, that white picket fence in waiting for you. You just have to be willing to work for it. Anything worth having in this life, is never really all that easy to achieve. But one thing's for sure, giving up too soon, will never get you to where you want to be.




JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 36 commentsJL Boney, III • May 08 2009 02:39PM
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