Distancing Myself from Love and Property

As I sit here and look over the real estate magazine for one of the several homes for sale in Tampa Florida, I find myself questioning my readiness to purchase a home. I’m not afraid to admit that the idea of debt is the primary reason that I wouldn’t. The second reason? Being single. There is not a doubt in my mind that I’ll be single for years to come, if not for the rest of my life. I have things to do, and perhaps unfortunately, the idea of being involved with someone currently is only going to distract me from reaching those goals.

The idea of debt is perhaps even more worrisome as I have just only graduated from college with enough student loan debt to buy two homes! It’s ridiculous how much our education costs, especially when compared in such a context. I’m not kidding when I say I could buy at least two homes with the amount of debt I have taken on just to give myself a meaningful education – $325,000 dollars. When I say two houses, I mean smaller homes that might be fit for a single individual like myself.

The sheer responsibility which comes with home ownership is also another good reason for me to distance myself from buying one. If I don’t have time to invest in a relationship how could I even begin considering trying to take care of something like a property? There is just so much that comes with home ownership and right now my work is all that I even want to consider focusing on – there’s a lot to do with only so much time to do. Academics and work will always be first in my mind with everything else coming last. It might seem cold but it’s just how I operate!

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