"I can't wait until I have my own home (not rented) with my own family so I can finally FINALLY be "home". Sometimes I wonder if I'm actually meant to be "home" or if I'm doomed to live forever "homeless". I know one day I'll meet my "Perfect Man", and we can make a home for both of us. At the very least, I'd like to own a house by myself and get a dog! I can live without a man... I need a dog."

I wrote that in September of 2004 and in less than two years later, I had what I wanted. And now I have so much more.