Last week I said goodbye to Duke The Travel Trailer. I’m learning quickly that dealing with unexpected change is inevitable. Not necessarily a permanent goodbye, but more of a ‘see you later’. I packed him all up and put him into storage for the rest of the summer. He needs some work done so he’ll be taking a trip to the dealership soon for some maintenance. I’m also considering the option of selling him.
It’s not exactly what I had planned for, but as we all know – life doesn’t always go according to plan.
For a while life became chaotic and confusing. It’s taken a few months to beginning figuring out a new normal, develop new routines and essentially an entirely new game plan for my life.
But you know how even when it feels like everything is spiraling out of control, that feeling of not knowing exactly what’s going to happen next is somewhat exhilarating? I had that moment driving in the car, listening to music, my head had finally stopped spinning. I had been crying for what felt like a month straight, but that day the sun was out, I had my windows down and I had nowhere to be. I was just driving, letting the road dictate my path and I just started smiling. And then I started laughing so loud, all by myself. About really nothing. Just about life. Life is just funny.
It was then I knew it would all work out just fine. Life has a way of working itself out.
The silver lining- All the unexpected change allowed my soul to open back up welcome new and positive things into my life.
Lately, I’ve re-focused my energy into work and investing a lot in myself. And even though I’m not currently living tiny, I will continue to share my thoughts on maintaining a decluttered, minimalist life while creating a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
It’s important to remember that life is a lot more interesting when you don’t know exactly what’s coming around the corner. Plans are great roadmaps, but change is inevitable and it’s ok to get lost.
Sometimes getting lost is the best adventure.
Change is happening all around us all the time. This whole experience quickly taught me that you could plan something out to the very last detail but you may be wasting that precious time. Because very, very few things in life go exactly according to plan.
Instead, just be willing to approach everything you do with an open heart and mind. And in the end, things will work out.