Great takeaways, Ruth! In my opinion, you chose the wisest mix of options, given your situation. In a way, you’re going with your generation’s flow, of questioning the ‘but we’ve always done it this way’ and making the most of technology.
People — I can’t believe I’m writing older😆, but yeah: older — like 30–40, likely have children and families they need to provide food and shelter for. That’s what makes them look for stability, first. Then, dreams — after they’ve covered the mandatory.
I didn’t get it before I had children, but.. that’s the beauty of life: always more perspectives to discover.
Your writing is fresh and uplifting — I’m following you👏 great job!