The photo below was shot while my husband and I were on a cruise for our 18th anniversary. He summoned me to the balcony and told me to bring my camera. The other ship had been with us since the beginning of our journey. We joked about it being our support ship. Support is a crucial key in any life change. My daughter recently told me that in the past she was doubtful I could go tiny. Two days ago she recanted and now believes it can happen, based on what she has seen lately. Will we love it? We will succeed? Time will tell. Do you have some support on your side? Is someone there to cheer you on?
I have two scenario’s that play out in my head on a daily basis:
The dream: Living tiny, being pumped 24/7. I have this picture in my head that I will wake up every morning, make coffee and tidy up. Tidying up is used because the place will be small and there won’t be much to do. I can write masterpieces on my laptop and become proficient at sign language. I can solve world peace, and earn a fortune at the occupation of my choice. I will be elated once I am no longer tied down by things. What a beautiful fantasy that is and so far from the ugly truth.
The reality: I will wake up in the morning, forget where I am, bump my head or stub my toe. Shoo the cats away from my bed, accidentally wake up my sleeping husband. Not be able to go back to sleep. Grudgingly mumble about how long it takes to make coffee in a french press. I will forget where everything is, and bump into my husband every step of the way as we get ready for our day. I will start breakfast, grumble about the lack of counter space. I will sit down to write and the cats will want attention and clamor for my lap. They will claw at me as I sign, thinking I am trying to play. My job will wear me out and most likely will be low paying.
Whichever scenario plays out it will likely not be mine. It will be my husband’s because he is a realist. Realists in my opinion rarely have dreams. They are happy when something just works. Whatever happens, I know it will be for the best. Our hearts are in the right place. There will be no burning bush full of instructions but I’m sure as always the path will be laid out as planned and not by us.
*Update* We are headed out of town this week and leaving our kingdom in the hands of one of our children. My husband has a business conference at a resort. Hopefully, we will get a little sun and a little rest. We are going to need it. The house is listed now, and when we return we will be packing up, and downsizing!