From the day I met him, my husband has been larger than life. When he does something he wants to do it bigger, better and for longer than anyone else. He wanted to live in the best suburb possible, in the most amazing home possible, with big dogs and a big, happy family.
For him big meant happiness.
I didn’t necessarily agree but who was I to question his dream? For a few years there it was all going really well – for him. He felt he was on the path to achieving everything he had ever dreamed of. As he rushed forward towards achieving his goals he occasionally stopped to give me an update on what was going on.
He was like an alien to me.
We ended up buying our first property together, a spacious ground-floor-unit in a well-to-do suburb of Sydney with it’s own courtyard. It was perfect – the perfect first home.
We nested and decorated and turned it into our perfect home and while I was quite content, my husband wasn’t. He started talking about buying the unit next door and knocking down a wall to make an even bigger home.
It was then that I questioned his plans. I pointed out that for the price we’d pay for another unit we could move further away from the city and buy a whole house. I didn’t understand the desire to live in a unit forever, even if it was larger than most houses.