Who am I? Depends on the time of day. Sometimes, I’m a gamer. Sometimes, an avid Amazon Prime Video watcher (think Netflix addict but at Amazon). Often, you’ll find me furiously planning out ideas for a wild hair I’ve grabbed… Most recently, it’s all been about redesigning my Tiny Home, Oliver’s Nest. I must walk away from my original and partially built Tiny Home on a trailer base, as it isn’t nearly finished enough to handle my shortened time-frame. Now Oliver’s Nest will snugly reside on the back of my beast of a truck, renamed the Beast. So, my Tiny Home is going even tinier! Instead of an interior space of 7’2″ by 19′, I’m working with 7’6″ by 14, and without a loft for extra room. It’s ok though, as how much stuff does one person really need?
Part of this process has involved great losses. Of course, I lost my mother ~ the main event which started all the other changes. I had to sell my horse, Gaia. I also sold my carefully and lovingly tended herd of rabbits. I’ve put my mountainside land up for sale. I’m selling most of my beloved books, music cds and games. But the biggest loss was realizing I can’t finish Oliver’s Nest as originally envisioned. That had caused lots of bouts of panic and downright fear of the future.
I was diagnosed years ago with Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety and BPD. One of the reasons I created this blog is to show what it’s like to live with mental illness. Most people are very uneasy around the mentally ill, and I hope to reduce that fear. I’m crazy, but I’m not crazy, you know?
The new version of Oliver’s Nest is well on it’s way now. Having made this much progress has been gratifying. There’s still lots to do before it could be considered “livable”, but I can now sort of see that future day. Thanks for being here with me on my journey! 🙂
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