Continued Inspiration

Posted by:  Tanille

I’m on a mission to re-inspire myself.  What made me want to live in a small space so badly?  Why did we give up the cookie-cutter lifestyle and move into a 360 square foot 1959 trailer?  What WAS I thinking?  These thoughts go through my head pretty often these days.

Fortunately, I have finally identified the problem.  I have lost my inspiration.  

Life has gotten pretty simple, despite constant chaos.  I tend to forget the huge amount of stress we used to be under, and how boring life was.  So I’m dedicated to finding that joy again.  That passion for living differently.

I recently read a post on about a blog I had visited years ago, called  It was a huge inspiration for me.  It’s about a couple who decide to sail the world on a catamaran and not give in to the pull of  “normalcy”.  

My husband, James sees me reading this blog last night and says, “You want to live on a boat?”  (insert eye roll here)  It’s a pretty well-known fact among those in my life, that due to childhood trauma and an overactive imagination I am not a big fan of the water.   So no, that’s not exactly what I want.  But these people are just like us, only cooler.

The point is – it’s inspiring.  I don’t feel inspired by tract homes – no offense, that’s just me – or anything else that’s cookie-cutter and ordinary.  Anyone can do that.  But, very few choose to live a much cooler existence.  I want to be one of those people; wait, I AM one of those people.  As I’m reading through their blog I see that they eventually did get off the boat and traveled on land – now we’re talking.  

I know that this isn’t our final small space that we will live in, there will be others.  What form they will take remains to be seen.  But, happily, we are “those people”.  Thanks for the renewed inspiration!

-Tanille Leal

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Somehow I ended up in a single-wide trailer, in Reno, Nevada. And somehow I love it. Here is where I tell my story about my trailer, and my passion for small space living, photography, travelling, and running.

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