I wrote you in the beginning of the year about packing up, and traveling three hours north to live in a woodland fairytale house. I am writing now to say adventure is still knocking on our door. My love and I have been talking for years about building our own little home one day; our dream has been "tiny" in the biggest way. Because this dream had a pretty hefty price tag and some lofty requirements, we shelved it. This became our biggest "one day" that followed us around and hummed in the back of our minds.
Sometimes we convince ourselves that certain dreams are unobtainable. Sometimes we don't allow dreams to become anything more than, well, dreams. Sometimes we let uncertainty cloud our intuition, and keep us from letting the light in.
But sometimes it seems as if a curtain is drawn and the window of opportunity turns out to be a door. In this case, it was in the form of a gracious sister who comes to you to say, "Let's build it." At first we were so used to our dream being just a dream that we didn't even know how to respond, but if there is anything that our latest move has taught me, it is that sometimes you just need to take the leap.
Our home in the woods has been an absolute wonder, and I am bursting with gratitude for the lessons and for the growth. Soon we will pack up our things, say goodbye to our woodland cabin, and move once again. We are still going to be woodland dwellers, as we are moving from one wood to another, but this time our move is to build upon our "one day" dream.