How I came to live in a tiny house has now come full circle on this day trip with Zan Packard to the Trinity Mountains of California, where I used to live.
Tiny B & Zan Packard @agelessbadass at Whiskeytown Lake
In 2006, I lived in Douglas City when the crash of 2008 began, until having to relocate in 2010. Life became a seven year stretch of loss, having to move to the Southeastern region. I lost businesses, home, land, health, partner, relationship, my Father, followed by my Mother’s financial exploitation and was on the other side of the continent estranged from my little bear (Daughter). It was rough . . . but, I found loss, makes one stronger.
Destitute at the time but a survivor, the warrior in me kicked in. So, I prefer to look at the blessings that came out of it. And, a big one is moving back to the West where the environment is suitable to my health and where my family and friends live. This is where living in a tiny house began.
Trinity River in Douglas City
Here Zan and I are in the Trinity River in Douglas City and got to put our feet in what is the coldest, purest, clearest waters I’ve ever experienced (Lake Tahoe and the Sacramento Headwaters comes close). I mean COLD, feet and ankles went numb but, who cares when you can see the rocks, lol . . . (Tiny B is a rock hounder)
Joseph Kasper, Bead & Graphic Artist, Lewiston in the Grand Tetons, 2010
Brought a tear to my eye upon seeing my friend, Joe. Been eight years when he helped my former partner and I move 3,000+ miles across country. It was an epic road trip, not to be forgotten.
Tiny B and Wayne Agner, Editor, The Trinity Journal Newspaper
Here we are at the Trinity Journal newspaper office in Weaverville, where I used to work. I got to see my former boss, Wayne Agner, The Trinity Journal's Editor. A great paper, great place to work, wonderful boss, it makes me so happy to see the paper doing well and, looking so good!
Johnny O’Dea & Tiny B at the Joss House
We met up with Johnny O’Dea at the Joss House. He is a former neighbor when I lived in Douglas City. Was good to reunite and find out he and his family are doing fine. He has a store in Weaverville selling sports and music memorabilia, and has formed a band again, yay!
Kuan Yin “One Who Listens” Joss House, Weaverville
Getting back up to Trinity for a reunion, I truly found peace in myself. I have no regrets, only acknowledging life presents its challenges and for a reason. Having visited where I used to live, I have come full circle with my life. Living in a tiny house on wheels and being the happiest I’ve ever been, gives me the freedom I have always been seeking.
Serene waters on the Trinity River
May you find your peace and happiness in life. Love Tiny B ♥
Just B grateful, peaceful and accepting . . .
A cool DIY tiny project in next blog. The tiny house's new Sliding Table