I am a VISIONARY.
And I dragged my poor family along for the ride. Some people might not think this is a big deal, nor risky but I felt that it was risky.
We started by renting out our condo, risky, but I am happy with our decision.
Then we bought a house, 2 mortgages riskier, but we did move to the suburb that was rated #1 in Business Week to raise a family in. Our neighbors are nice, I met the mom brigade, and the most important stores are like 4 blocks away, Micheal's, Costco, the mall. Again, I feel good about my decision.
The last risk, we started taking supporting walls down in our new house. RISKIEST thing I have ever done, but again I am happy with my decision. Why?
Because I had this vision that my kitchen was open to a family room. I studied
art in college and one movement, the Arts and Crafts Movement sweep me off my feet! The movement advocated truth to materials and traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and I couldn't get enough of it! My house needed to be decorated like this, along with my flair for a few ornate things.