I want to own my own house someday...
Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined. --Henry David Thoreau
I would love to stop renting and find a place of my own, but right now it is just a dream. If I am going to make my dream a reality, I need to make some changes. That might mean getting a Master's degree...maybe. It might mean getting a summer job...maybe. What it definitely means is making and sticking to a budget.
My new reality includes a monthly "budget night" and carefully tracking my money so I can save more. Hopefully it won't take the rest of my life before I can make the dream of owning my own home a reality.