I don't know about you, but everywhere I turn these days I see/hear/read something about Tiny Houses. After spending every cent of our hard earned money paying for rent in the Bay Area my husband, Nick, and I decided that Tiny living seemed like a perfect fit for us. Nick is an incredibly artistic general contractor and has aspirations of building for himself one day. What we need is a plot of land to begin our dream of building our very own tiny home.
For some, coming up with the money for such a dream is the dilemma. Nick and I are faced with a double whammy. One: Money Two:Location.
Money: I won't get into money because it always has a way of showing up and disappearing. Plus I'm a firm believer in manifesting what I need.....
Location: We are two gypsy souls that hate zip codes. Separately, Nick and I have both moved more than the average person. Since marrying, three years ago, we have lived in 16 different homes, two different states, and two different countries. As you can imagine deciding WHERE to find this plot of land has been our biggest challenge. Instead of settling we decided to buy a home on wheels!
Our first stop: Washington
It has now been one month since we began our gypsy quest. It seems that my struggles with TIME, leases, and packing are behind me. I now have more TIME than I need and the world at my fingertips. Don't get me wrong, we have had to overcome many difficulties over this past month....the world doesn't make it easy to live a transient lifestyle. However, today I've finally stopped and breathed. Truly breathed. The sun is shining, I am surrounded by so many different shades of green, and I've begun dreaming.
As I settle into Tiny Living I've had to learn to be patient with myself. Learning how to function in such a tight space with my husband, diligence in putting everything away in specific places, and letting go of my own expectations with my art. My website, etsy shop, and artwork have all been hanging over me like a storm cloud waiting to burst. It's hard for me to ignore this cloud that follows me daily, but today I felt a few drops of rain. Perhaps it will rain soon and the beauty of tiny living is that my umbrella is always right next to me.
Thank you for reading and I hope that you are having an inspirational day too.