From there to here

It has been almost a month since I loaded up the tiny house and traveled from Denver back to Richmond.  It was a busy, uncomfortable, eye opening, exciting, and educational experience both traveling with the house and now living in the space.  Although it is not 100% complete, Lily and I have been living in our house and embracing the challenges, while holding on to the pure happiness we feel for what we were able to accomplish this summer.

I use the word uncomfortable not because I am restricted by the size of my space or the simplicity of my new living environment, but more as a way to express the uneasiness I feel as I am questioned about how I am choosing to live.  At a time in my life where I am personally questioning the world and my sense of belonging, my biggest challenge is feeling grounded in who I am.  It is difficult to hear others concerns regarding my living space almost as if they are reaffirming my own thoughts in terms of judgement, decision making and ambition.  Was this the right time in my life to build a tiny house?

This question will probably wander my mind for the remainder of the year.  In knowing this, I must continue to tell myself that we are where we are now, for a reason.  We have a house, a place, a space, a home that we can call our own.  We know every aspect of the structure and there is a connection I feel to this place that brings a calming feeling over me every time I walk through the front door.  I am home.

 

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2 thoughts on “From there to here

  1. Hi Abby! As someone who built not a tiny house but a small house and questioned what the heck I was doing, there is never a “right time” to do anything. There is just the time that you did that amazing thing. Building a home is an education you can’t buy. You know the nails, the boards, the shingles, flooring, heat, water, electricity – everything! You also now know what you would do differently. Very few people know those things. You and Lily have done an incredible job & are living an adventure many will never have. It is a gutsy thing to take on and you two deserve a huge applause!

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  2. Well articulated Abby, an incredible journey in so many ways. Very proud of you and Lily and all you have accomplished, your vision and what you hope for the future. Keep posting!

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