Go big or go home.
Or, I suppose, go big and then, afterward, go home.
Either way, you should definitely eventually go home, and sooner or later you almost certainly will.
You paid a lot of money for the place, after all, and you continue paying property tax on it. You put a lot of thought and time and effort into getting the décor just right, that it would reflect you, the way you see yourself. And all for a place to hang your hat, a place where your heart is, a place to…
I don’t know, phone? I guess? A place to phone? Like if you’re hanging out with Elliott and things go late, maybe?
But I digress.
So, yes, go home. Not necessarily now, perhaps not even soon, but eventually, because you have in making that house a home created a sanctuary for yourself, and that sanctuary is of no purpose without you, it’s dweller, to take sanctuary within it, and in doing so to transform it from simply a space to a living, thriving thing with a real, meaningful purpose. Because the thing that makes a place into a home is, ultimately, you.
So go big, yes. But more importantly: Go home.
None of this is in any way relevant if you happen to be Thomas Wolfe, obviously. In that case the option to go home does not exist. Apparently…