You should know by know that if my post is titled “Life’s Designs” that you’re getting something a bit more personal and a little crazy. I’m posting via my phone. Something I’ve never done before so excuse the mess. I’ve injured my back somehow and can’t leave the couch.
I have had one of those weeks. Emotional and chaotic and now painful. I really wanted to put a “For Sale” sign up and run away to a cabin in the woods to live. Life is soooo busy with teenagers and, of course, big kids come with bigger problems.
I ran into this article that was shared on a blog I follow. I swear I can’t remember which one. It just spoke volumes to me and even made me a bit homesick for NC and my small town. Sorry if the title offends.
Then my husband put on this documentary a few days later which really made me want to run away. It’s about one man’s experience building a tiny house. Awesome! If you haven’t watched this you totally should. I love the message it sends. Society often judges us on how much you have or how big it is. Really!?
This past Spring I found a home in California. My husband and I always talk about moving there once the kids are gone. This home was barely 600 sq. ft. I really thought about what I would have to have to live there. After going over the inventory of my home there were about 7 things I couldn’t live without. It made me realize that all the other stuff doesn’t matter. The beauty and simplicity of this home made me want to live a simpler life.
Here are few pictures of the house that I can’t stop thinking about.
I have fond memories of my hometown because my kids were small and things were simple. My husband and I bought our first home there, which was an 1100 sq. ft. rancher. I loved that house. I remember cursing my small house in NC because it was so small. We don’t have a huge house now, almost 2000 sq. ft. We use every inch of it and I’m so grateful to have a home that fits us comfortably. I always remember living in that small space where there was only one place to watch TV and one bathroom. Now that was funny! But those are the times that makes a family close, real close! There was only one computer in the house and my husband and I didn’t even know what smartphones were. Now it takes our 11 year old, who doesn’t have a phone, to say, “Why isn’t anyone talking? Ohhh, you’re on your phones!” Then you realize that times have certainly changed. I want to take it back to when things were simpler.