Our circumstances have led us to start getting rid of nearly everything we own, and the freedom this brings is exhilarating. Our home is going from cluttered to positively empty — a room once used for storage is already bare.
Our ultimate dream has always been to live in a one-room place, simple and plain as can be. We don’t need “pretty”, we don’t need picket fences. In fact we turn away from these things in favour of decorations found in nature — sticks and branches, stones and animal skulls. We like simple and functional furniture found in garbage piles. We generally don’t keep mementos; instead we keep craft materials like leather and clay, things we can use to advance our creativity and feed our souls.
Now our dream is coming true. We are insanely excited to leave our two-bedroom apartment and make a home of a cheap secondhand trailer, provided that we can find one. I’ve left my unhealthy work environment, hoping to get freelance editing work. There is no security in what we’re doing, but we feel these are the best decisions we’ve ever made in our life. Security often keeps people imprisoned and wary of going after their real dreams. I find that true security is found in faith in the universe and believing in ourselves to get through difficulty.
If you have a dream, just pursue it. Make the jump and trust in the universe. All the worries of “what if” only serve to manifest trouble — manifest hope instead.