I have lived in the same house on the same tree arched street with the same collection of people for all my life.

But on Friday, with a signature and exchange of keys, we will be the owners of a one bedroom apartment. The place where we will become us.

I’ve collected decor and photos all my life but now havw developed a  new interest in furniture. I found hidden treasures of a lamp, a coffee table and a cabinet that will form the backdrop for our new life.

Our new place. The thought thrills me. The walls between which we will begin the future of us. The kitchen where we’ll cook and eat together. The couch on which we will spend our evenings curled up so close that we wont be able to tell where you end and I begin. The stage for the story of our life.