A few years ago I obsessed over buying land in Colorado and moving to start a new life. My ability to do so was and is blocked by family obligation. That put me into a depression spiral on top of my existing depression. Things got really bad before I finally let go and dug my way out. It wasn’t the cause of my depression but it was a major contributing factor.
Now that my depression is officially over, I’m thinking about my future again but in a better way. Retirement will be upon me eventually and my family obligation likely be over by then. At that point I will need somewhere to go because staying in Hell’s Furnace Texas is not an option.
What would it hurt to actually buy a little land? I still like the town I chose and the weather is awesome. There’s a nice subdivision that is slow to grow and not suburban flavored. I can buy .25 acres for $10-12K. Even if I never moved, it could be a good investment if the time came to sell it. If I did move, it would be a nice place to die.
I’m thinking that just owning the land would put me to some ease about my future life. I could actually have a viable plan and something to look forward to instead of just existing day to day. I can totally afford it and pay with a check. It’s not even like I’m throwing the money away. An investment in real estate is likely to be better than just cash sitting in a bank account.
I’m still in the wishful thinking stage but it is a realistic possibility. The price is right and the place is right. Is the time right? That’s the real question.
When the time comes that I am allowed to move on, I am ready. If I buy the land I will be even better prepared. I could wait until that time is upon me but prices may be higher then. If I find a better deal, I could sell that land I bought possibly for a higher price and afford it even easier.
As a bonus, buying Marijuana will be legal. I would really like to try that stuff out but not while I’m working. Drug tests, you know.
It is really hard to make such decisions even if it sounds like a win-win situation. Fortunately I have plenty of time.
Maybe I’ll plan another trip up there and see the area again. This time I’ll drive.