Winter always comes with drastic changes in my life. I think that is part of the reason I loathe and love this time of year equally. It renews my spirit, as well as tests my faith in myself. This time last year I began cutting out many of the things that were making me unhappy. I know this was due to purging a lot of perceived negative influences in my life. As the world around me gears up for the holiday season, I find myself reflecting a lot on the last year.
Many of my plans have not worked out like I had first intended. My course has altered a number of times since I first laid out my plan. However, I do not regret any of my decisions. This year has taught me so much! The biggest lesson being that I have a stronger support network of friends and family than I thought I did.
When I told my friends and family of my plans to quit my job, move into a tiny house and make dreads for a living, I expected a lot more static for my decisions. What I received instead was massive support, love and a lot of questions. A few close friends and my parents were my steadfast champions as I continued to worry, be excited, be terrified, be proud, be defeated and be overjoyed. So, to all of you that have supported me and loved me through this crazy time, you have my overwhelming gratitude.
I have big news once again. I am relocating! I had not anticipated relocating so soon, but I am excited regardless. I am a bit on the nervous side, as I have a fledgling business that I hope will support me through this transition. The new location is closer to the Olympia, Washington area, which makes me ecstatic. I view Olympia as my home, so being closer will be very good for me. This will also put me closer to my support network, which is also fabulous. Not to mention, I love the Olympia co-op(s) and the Olympia Farmers Market.
The move is going to happen at end of November, after the Thanksgiving holiday. I remain hopeful that it does not snow too bad. Moving The Fortune Cookie in was hard, moving it out might actually be more difficult. I am packed in up here pretty tight to a berm. It will be a tight squeeze getting me out of here. So definitely stay tuned for tales of that adventure later in the month. Wish me luck!