I’m moving forward.
Life in our tiny house was amazing and beautiful. It had its challenges, of course, and it had its perfections. It’s where we fell in love with our baby girl. I tried to hold onto our tiny house, even after we moved. But the reality is that our tiny life was a season, and now we have entered another.
It was hard to accept. I had dreamed of living Tiny, and for some reason I thought I failed because we no longer did. I used to think that dreams were the ultimate goals. I’ve always been a bit of a daydreamer- I dreamed of getting married, of living tiny, of having a family, of moving to the mountains. And I’ve been really fortunate to accomplish all of those things – even if not in the exact way I envisioned.
The truth is, we conquered our Tiny House Living dream. There’s no reason to feel ashamed that it doesn’t live up to others expectations, or even my own. I mean, we built our own home, we lived in it for 7 months with a newborn- and now we have new dreams. Now our family has new vision. And to a extent it’s unhealthy to hang onto the dream of living in our tiny house when the dream has already come to completion.
That makes sense, right? I mean who keeps the same, single dream their entire life?
I will always cherish our tiny house memories. But our family has moved on, and it’s time for my heart to catch up with my head and enjoy the here and now.
A few weeks ago, I let go entirely. We sold the Tiny House to a man who had his own vision, his own dream. And in a single morning, I watched my dream drive down the road and be passed on to someone else.
It was hard, it was emotional. It was relieving.
Today, I am free. I am no longer attached to a dream that has passed, or tied to an old season. We made a tough decision that benefits our family for the long run, and gives life to new dreams- to be debt free, to own a home with land, to set down roots. And, even more beautiful, our dream helped inspire a man to use our beautiful home for his own dreams- for financial freedom, for world travel with his daughter, for chance at a better life.
I’m okay with having new dreams. I’m okay with moving forward. I’ve never been so excited, so prepared, for the endless possibilities of new dreams for our family.
What dreams have you accomplished? What passion are you still working on making a reality?