More times than I can count, I’ve been told that I should never “just settle,” so I’ve always tried hard not to accept ‘this’ when what I really want is ‘that.’ For example, I’d rather have one pair of jeans from The Buckle than 5 pair from Wal-mart or Target.
From the exact second we decided to take on the 80’s house project, I knew the first things to go would be these two stained glass windows in the living room. So hideous, even my great uncle, Ted, had them covered. But now, I have to accept that just isn’t going to happen for awhile. My budget blown, I’m going to have to settle. Still, I prefer to call it a compromise!
I chose great flooring (not the crap from Lowe’s or Home Depot!), custom cabinets and a bigger kitchen instead. Oh, and a gas fireplace. What I’ve learned is that I don’t mind compromise so much…
The next time you’re forced to compromise, please know that it may not be as bad as you first think. Guess I should’ve been listening to good old Donald Trump all along!
“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.”
– Donald Trump