Shu Bartholomew

There is a difference between a house and a home.  A house is little more than an empty box, But you make that house a home.  Your home is no longer 4 walls and a door but it is a place that reflects who you you are.  When you walk in you get a sense of the people who live there. 

Don’t let others strip you of your personality.  Home Owner Associations have a tendency to strip you of your right to use the colors and the items you like.  These are all things that define you.  

HOAs started the ball rolling, There have been many reports of ridiculous rules over the years.  Now that mania seems to be houses with no personality in other words with absolutely nothing in them. Don’t let anyone strip you of who you are and what you are.  Cherish your heirlooms.  Your house is made of items you have chosen, bought, and lovingly displayed in your home.  

It also includes items you were given by your loved ones or handed down by your loved ones.  These are objects that should be cherished that will give you joy every time you see them and use them.  They will bring you many memories.  Cherish them, protect them, use them love them. Tell your friends and family what they mean to you.  They all make you who you are.  Protect them, use them, talk about them, and by all means, be proud of who you are and what you have that made you who you are.  People who worship empty spaces are empty people. Four walls and a door define who they are.