Since, well, as long as I can remember I’ve always enjoyed miniatures, from dollhouses to helping (cough, cough, doing) my kids diorama for school projects. As I got older I was shamed into putting my dollhouses away (and my kids graduated). I moved on to miniature gardens. I really got my tiny on, until I found Tiny Living was a way of life, what?! Okay, I’m all in! My friends and family stopped laughing at me years ago. They just learned to lean “away” when an idea got trapped in my head.
With a change in status came a change in lifestyle. My 15 year old son, Colin, and I moved into our Tiny House. Putting aside the snobbery of the Tiny House community, we live in 500 sq ft. Just large enough to bring 20% of my stuff into our new chapter. My son was a champ about letting his stuff go. Me on the other hand had to hide things and pretend they never existed before I could let then go.
My oldest, Robert, lives in Portland, OR (I hear it’s beautiful country), my daughter, Cecily, lives in Cincinnati, OH (cool place, but beautiful is stretching it.) I miss my kids, wish I could see then more. Which led to me thinking, then obsessing about “Littler Living.” An RV that Colin and I could take on great adventures!
We had taken a road trip in April, stayed in a “snug” hostel in NYC and imagined what it would be like to travel our great country, spend more time with family and friends (all who live outside of Indiana) and build memory upon memory. When the opportunity presented itself I was introduced to my newest passion, Darcy (I named her) – the RV. One quid pro (and a less a wedding ring later) we were united.
I’ve been involved in so many projects I haven’t had a chance for a good chat with her, or even a good look around. What if there is like a million dollars hidden inside, or better yet a Picasso? I am eagerly rubbing my hands together to get to the part where I gut everything and create a vision of how the re-model will look.
Would you join me on this journey? Sharing this experience, getting advice, and a laugh or two is all the motivation I need.
Darcy, meet the world…