She asks herself..

Is there another way to stability beyond the ‘conventional’ tracks of work and marriage? 

Are the financial-ladder-climb or long-term romantic relationship the only paths we have in life toward putting down roots?

Is there another way to explore commitment outside of these most familiar landscapes?

When can I finally think beyond survival to cultivating and connecting for the long term?

As an unmarried, minority, millennial female with a limited income, these are the questions I am asking these days. As the home–errr condo prices in my cosmopolitan of choice continue to rise, the idea of owning in the city, and one day staying put, feels ever more elusive.

I am A.M. Wilsonne,
a B.A.M.F.–
ehem! which means a…
B: Black
A: American
M: Millenial
F: Female

…who has had a dream since the wee ages of pre-teenhood

to one day live in a log cabin in the woods.

Years later, and over a decade after relegating that whimsy to the last of my priorities
and the figments of my imagination,
I’ve woken up! And revised my task list.

This is the record of the steps I am taking
toward the possibility of daydreams becoming reality

and much much more.

 

Copyright © 2018 A.M. Wilsonne

Originally posted May 31, 2018 at my poetry site, lalouvalalune.blog