i woke up this morning in a place of gratitude. grateful i woke up, grateful i could hear nasir still snoring and i’d be able to lay around a little longer, happy it was friday, grateful i was in a good mental space, grateful for my cozy loft space i like sleeping in, for a tiny house that was warm that i love. i actually thought about some of my tiny house friends i’ve seen on instagram recently dealing with really cold temps, some of them dealing with frozen pipes and looking for solutions and i thought about how i was 18 months in and hadn’t had any issues. then i got up to get my day started, went to cut on my water to get ready for the day and didn’t have any…

my gratitude then shifted to being thankful for a property owner i met through craigslist who treats me like family, who takes my trash to the curb every thursday, who looks out for my tiny house and asks how i am and how things are going and genuinely cares to know the answer… who immediately sprang into action when i text’d “i think the water line is frozen”…

it shifted to being thankful for a past that made me who i am today and also taught me to be resourceful and resilient enough to know how to figure out how to bathe when the water’s not on and not miss a beat…. i’d say it’s apropos that a Jewel bathed in Diamond Creek Spring Water this morning… 🙂

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Diamond Creek Water bathing for a Jewel…

it shifted to being grateful for having people in my life that i knew i could call who’d say “girl, pack your bags (and nasir) and come stay here” if my water situation didn’t get resolved soon enough…

it shifted to being thankful for the adaptability to embrace an unconventional lifestyle that isn’t for everyone, that comes with big risks and challenges- yet has connected me with so many people i would otherwise not know, opportunities i would not have had, ventures i would not have taken, is a large part of the means that allowed me to maintain when i found myself out of work unexpectedly for three months just recently. that has changed me tremendously. that continues to remind me, as some chocolate sunshine use to remind me, to trust the process…

~happy friday

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trust the process…