Here I am, on the phone with my apartment complex management office, clutching a piece of exterior window trim and giving my 30 days Notice to Vacate. Yowser! : )
My emotions are mixed - it's a big step - but mostly it's exhilarating. I told a friend this week, "I have to give my 30 days notice this week." Her reply? "No, you GET to give your 30 days notice this week." She's so right - it's all about perspective! I'm not going to tell you that I have no fear - but I have less than I probably should be feeling. I told someone today that basically right now my house is a garden shed with really expensive windows in it...
I think about how far I've come in the last twelve months and it's all just sort of a blur. I have grown so much and conquered so many things. I look at that tiny house in the photo below and can hardly believe that it's MINE and that I am on this fantastic journey! It's so real now...so tangible. Attending the Four Lights Tiny House Company workshop last February seems like a lifetime ago. The knowledge I've gained, the experience I've earned (yes, earned) and the friends I've made - it is dizzying. I've come to call it The Tiny House Vortex. C'mon, fall into the vortex - it's lovely here.
I have several blog posts that I need to write - I've been so busy that I just haven't taken the time for writing; that's a bad habit because I sometimes lose some of the emotions with delay. As I separate out all the various posts I have to write, I wanted to start with just a few general observations and photos...
Before I move into my house I'm going to move it to another part of the property so that I am not on the road, and also so I'll be closer to the water connection and the electrical outlet. This is the spot I've chosen:
I think my desk window will face that view that you see in the photo, and my front door will face the camera.
I worked on my house all day Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The weather was picture perfect. Here is a photo of my workspace in general - it's such a beautiful place!
Here's Greta, lounging on the porch and keeping me company on Saturday - she loves going out there!
On Sunday (or maybe overnight on Saturday night coming into Sunday) some type of switch flipped for me and I felt more empowered and strong than I have felt in the last week, and so capable of making all this happen in the remaining 30 days. On my way to the house Saturday morning, I got all teary while I was driving - my emotions just sort of overcame me for a moment; so grateful. So happy. I took a sharpie and wrote the affirmations that I was feeling in a few places on my house-wrapped walls - sealing them into the house. My emotions made me feel like I was floating.
I arrived at the house on Sunday morning before anyone else was there and moving around, and I took a few minutes to sit down and take in the quiet in my house and do a bit of a meditation, and to ground myself in the amazing space I am creating. The morning sun streaming in the front door made me happy and warm.