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I Wish You More…In A Tiny Space

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The adventure begins. Phase I sell the house. Phase II get a little space to explore. Phase III vow never to be tied down again. Ever. That means never. Ever. Honest. Yes, the dogs come with.

The adventure continues. I write this post, getting ready to leave for my book signing at Lori Foster's #RAGT18, while at the same time putting back my office after nearly 2 weeks of painter experience.

IMG_6730.jpgThose of you who have done this know what I mean. They disconnected both my computers and our internet, and painted over things, moved things, put things on top of things, and so now I'm unburying. And, they'll be back on Monday. NOT COMPLAINING! I'm just happy they're coming back (but not 100% sure they'll be here Monday)…it has been a roller coaster, for sure.

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This isn't my house now, but it could be some day soon. Everything I need and nothing I don't. Except a computer, of course.

My dogs stand in the house, look at everything all mixed up, their dog beds thrown on top of tables or couches or scaffolding, and they just whine. They look at me as if to ask, “Mom, what are you doing with us?”

They don't really have to worry. But we'll all be glad when it's put back together. And then we have to get ready for what we hope is an onslaught of interested buyers. We have something very unique here, a 4200 square foot house on nearly 61 acres, bordering a 1200 acre regional park and Kendall Jackson winery. I'm holding hope we can make a fair exchange: enough money to have a decent retirement (not from writing) for my husband, giving them the property to continue the love that I've put into it. That's the right person for us as a buyer. Someone who will love it the way it is. Who sees it for what I do.

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The lesson is: Don't own a 4200 square foot house. You just get more stuff. What would living be like with not much stuff. Just the “stuff on your back”, or, in this case, towed behind my car? Changes the focus to outside. Not what I have, but what I can see, hear, smell and feel, out there!

Oh, I know all the stuff about selling because I've done it for nearly 30 years and I counseled and lectured many sellers. But this is my house. This is a one-of-a-kind property, and certainly the last nice piece of property I'll ever own. It's time for phase II of my next great adventure. I'm going to have the flexibility to choose where I live and what I want around me. I did it once. I can do it again.

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Basic bones, an office? A bedroom? Waiting for some red, for sure. Waiting for the road ahead.

We're exploring the idea of getting a good Class A Diesel and having it customized. Check this out:  http://livingvehicle.com. Here's another: https://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/tumbleweed-tiny-house-photo-gallery/#!

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Cozy bed with a view anywhere.

I can see us doing this. Even has a shower on the back for dogs. Is there a Happily Ever After in my future?

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And while you're at it, check out this book:

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You can order it here. Wonderful message and so perfect for me today.

What about you? Are you on a journey back to your wings? It isn't a freefall. It's a planned fall. Like a planned burn. Planned chaos. I'm actually doing this because I want to.

Somehow, I think it will be fantastic for me.

 

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Kellie Hunter - June 4, 2018

Awww Sharon, it is time for your next beautiful adventure. I am so happy for you and Hubby. Please let me know if I can help in any way. I can come help you pack or whatever may be needed.

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    Sharon Hamilton - June 9, 2018

    Thanks so much, Kellie! I’ll remember that. Can’t wait for the next adventure – you’ve got that 100% right!

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Julie - June 4, 2018

Wishing you all the best in your search for your next paradise. I’m just glad someone’s coming to do my little back garden. It’s over run with bushes and weeds knee high. Hope you get back to your writing soon

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    Sharon Hamilton - June 9, 2018

    I know, I know. We’ve had lots of help. Weeks of man hours. No other way to do this. But it’s turning out beautifully, and I’m getting excited for the new adventure.

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Gale S. - June 5, 2018

Sending good selling thoughts and hugs for the future!

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Elaine - June 5, 2018

You’ll love how you feel after you purge all the stuff you really don’t need. It’s going to be scary and exciting and even exhausting before your done. But it will be TERRIFIC at the end.

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    Sharon Hamilton - June 9, 2018

    I think you’re right. I feel lighter already!

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