I usually start typing with the goal of sharing a story from my life or experiences. But today, I am honored to bring you SOMEONE ELSES JOURNEY and how going tiny changed her life. Rather than try to insert my own voice and do this narrative justice, with her permission, I am publishing her direct words because they are powerful and inspiring. She now wants to share it so others can recognize the freedom this lifestyle creates.
February 2020 changed my life and is the official time in my life that forced me to reflect on every dynamic of where I wanted to be as a person. And most importantly as a mother.
While living at a local women’s shelter, due to homelessness, not being able to work because I didn’t have proper childcare, and just a number of changes that occurred… things got tough- quick.
I was prideful and afraid to ask for help because I had always been self-sufficient. But during my short time there I feel like I was able to find what was meant for me and my children and that was investing in a tiny home, even if it was just for a little while.
I wanted peace in being able to afford a rental payment and other expenses that come along with adulthood. So, I set aside $150 the next month and made a call to a local portable building company to go over details and arrange a delivery date.
My tiny home sits on a small piece of family property in central Oklahoma. Looking back a little over a year later, my tiny home saved my life. It gave me and my children experiences we are grateful for; a first chance at being a homeowner, financial, longevity freedom, endless trade skills that will last a lifetime and so much more.
Ultimately my “why” will not stop with me. My future goal is to return what going tiny has gifted me and my family by creating a tiny community just for single mothers within my local community.
This is my “why”.
Thank you, Traci, for your willingness to share your story that has the potential to bring hope and touch so many lives. I cannot wait to see your vision for your tiny community come to life. You are a mover and a shaker who will help change the course of lives for so many. #tinyhousehero #thrivingtiny