It’s been a challenging transition into our tiny house. From an unlevel trailer to power issues to living amongst incomplete projects, most days have been frustrating.
If you’ve been following our journey, you know it’s been a difficult project for about three years. That’s two years longer than we thought it would take. And we believed that once we were in it, all would be calm, peaceful, and exciting. It’s been exciting but not always in the way we hoped.
And still, we persevere because big dreams are messy, but that doesn’t mean you abandon them.
There were plenty of times when we wanted to throw in the towel (including yesterday!) but we made a commitment to each other that we would give it at least six months after completion to see how we like it. I can now see how important that time frame is. We are in a steep learning curve here and it would be unfair to change course based on the current circumstances.
Don’t get me wrong. It hasn’t been all bad. As we get more and more settled, I can see just how lovely this will be. It’ll come as no surprise that I’m someone who likes when everything has a home and when my space is functional. Functional and beautiful make Kerri a happy woman. In fact, I’d even take functional over beautiful. OK, maybe 60/40.
Do you see what I mean about the ups and downs? One day you can feel plugged in, excited, and motivated, and the next day (or minute) you can feel defeated, annoyed, and exhausted. Yup, big dreams are messy.
When this happens to you — and if you’re making bold moves in your life, it will — take a minute to reevaluate. Over the building process of our tiny house, we had conversations that ranged from selling the house instead of finishing it to selling it after we finished it to abandoning it altogether.
Flexibility and fluidity are key when it comes to big dreams. There will be ups and there will be downs. Sometimes things will be easy. Sometimes things will be hard. And that’s ok because you can do hard things. You just want to make sure the hard things are worth it because it’s also ok to change your mind.