A Point of View: Home Isn't a Place, It's a Feeling

A Point of View: Home Isn't a Place, It's a Feeling

Home Isn't a Place, It's a Feeling...

In 2007 Johnny and I toured our current home, a two-story view condo built in 1976 – a coveted end unit in the Cherokee Bluff community I had found online. It wasn't perfect and we knew it required improvements and maintenance updates, but we could visualize our casual, eclectic style in the space.

Our realtor was not as enthused as another buyer had recently backed out due to water issues; however, we saw the possibilities and were not deterred.

We were inside the unit for less than a minute when we looked at each other and smiled. We knew this was going to be our home. This 1,800 square-foot townhouse had great potential, checked all the boxes for our daily needs, and even had an impressive panoramic view of the city, UT campus and the river. It simply swept us away.

We loved so many aspects of the property; though, the bunny wallpaper in one of the bathrooms and bulky tapestry fabric cornice boxes in the living room weren't one of them! The location gave us an urban-living vibe, and was just a short distance to downtown Knoxville with convenient access to the freeway, shopping, theaters, restaurants and a Starbucks. For us, it was as perfect as anything we could have imagined.

My thought for you is: it doesn't have to be perfect to be perfect for you. This point of view can apply to just about anything in your life. Go with your gut feeling, and don't be swayed or strongly influenced by others, even when it feels like helpful advice. Listen, but then make your own best decision. I have never regretted ours and would do it the exact same all over again.

"Home isn't a place, it's a feeling."  – Cecelia Ahern