A Fresh Start

It seems that the beginning of a new year always lends itself to the idea of a fresh start. Another chance to start new habits, get rid of old ones and reinvent yourself. As I think about the idea of a fresh start, I am reminded of the question I get most often about my Tiny House. “Why did you decide to go Tiny?” (Okay that might not be the most common, the most common question so far is, “can I tour your tiny home?” But more about that later!)

Obviously the choice to go Tiny was a complex decision and it will take more than one post to explain, but for now I will say in some ways I was looking for a fresh start. And my Tiny Home was a perfect way to change. A new job, a new state and a new place to call home. Tiny Living intrigued me for what it would let me change, but it was right for me because in some ways it didn’t require any change at all.

I changed my physical surroundings, but my routines and habits remained relatively constant. I still prefer reading to watching TV, I still enjoy traveling on the weekends, and I still go to work each day (although the specific job and location are new). The things that were important in my day-to-day life remained the same, which is why going Tiny worked for me and was an easy choice.

So as you begin this new year of fresh starts and new beginnings, remember to be true to who you are and what is important to you. And next time I will share some of the things that made my “fresh start” exciting.

Dreaming Big, Living Small

A new year is always a great time to start a new adventure…and this year is my year.  Well, actually I started this adventure last year, but I am just now getting around to sharing it with my friends and family.  So what is this adventure you may be wondering?  Well, for those of you who haven’t heard, I recently downsized a little.  Okay more than a little…

This past year I went from a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 1800 square foot townhouse in Colorado to a brand new Tiny House in Georgia.  For those of you who don’t know what a Tiny House is, I encourage you to checkout Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.  They are the company that I worked with to design and build my custom tiny home, which for those of you who were wondering is approximately 230 square feet.

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This is the first picture I took of my Tiny House after it was delivered to me in Georgia.  I can’t describe the excitement I felt when I opened the door for the first time. . .what an amazing adventure!

I want to share my journey with you.  I plan on explaining how I ended up with a Tiny House, because a lot of you have asked me, and I plan on sharing the lessons I have learned from this new way of living.  I would love to answer any questions you have about tiny living and my house in particular.

Until next time…

I’ll be Dreaming Big and Living Small