Dec 13, 2013

what a big little world it is


It's kind of funny when I stop to think about it. I may be living in the tiniest space of my life, but my world is actually bigger than ever. 

When I go to sleep at night, I crawl (this is literal) into an itty bitty triangle of a cave-like bed, but really, my bedroom is made up of the entire night sky and the vast body of water around me. Sometimes the walls around me are rows and rows of illuminated businesses and condos, and sometimes they're simply trees and more open sky. This is amazing to me. 

Everything that is public now belongs to me personally. Public bathroom with toilets that flush and running hot water? Awesome. That is my bathroom. Public library with free wifi. Yes. My wifi. Public dock? That is there just for me to get ashore. Thank you for the parking spot. Every grocery store on the coast from North Carolina to Florida is now my grocery store. And I am always so grateful that each one is there providing me with a means to buy food. Even the houses that decorate outside for Christmas. Honestly, thank you. Your decorations are now in my backyard as well, and I thank you for sharing your Christmas spirit.

It's those things that I took for granted that I now appreciate so much. When you have a house that stays in one place, you generally have your usuals. You know, your usual grocery store, your usual coffee shop. You know where you're going to do your laundry and take a shower. While all of these things have now become more complicated by living on a boat, it's also become a sort of game. Let's drop the anchor and make this spot our home. Ok, now this one. And so on and so on, all the way down the coast. We're making this tiny little boat our home, but along the way, we're claiming the entire coast as well. And the reward for winning this game is pretty darn sweet.


linking up with casey!

10 comments:

  1. What a great way to look at it. Such an amazing view and perfect way to spend the day.

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  2. Beautifully put. You have such a wonderful way of looking at the world a bit differently, seeing opportunities and positives where others might not.
    I can imagine that a lot of people might go just a little bit crazy never knowing when and where to have their next shower - it's such a basic need for us that we take its availability for granted.

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  3. I love this, living in a tiny space must be unimaginably hard but seeing so many beautiful places must make it all worth while.

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  4. That's beautiful, Allison! This perspective is a testament to the fact that you're just the gal for this life :)

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  5. I stumbled upon your blog and just wanted to say, WOW! :) What you and your husband are doing is amazing; being able to set sail and leave the "normal" way of life...absolutely amazing! I've really had a joy reading your blog and can't wait to hear more about the adventures to come. I wish you two the best of luck and safe travels!

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    1. Oh, thanks! I'm so happy you stopped by! It really has been an amazing journey so far. We are so grateful to be able to experience it and share it. :)

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  6. I love that the whole world is your backyard now :-)

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    1. Me too. :) I made my own world too small for too long!

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  7. Oooohhhh those palm trees! Enjoy the nice weather :)

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  8. I love this post! It's so true that you have a big big world. When I lived in Korea I lived in a teeny tiny apartment but you know what? I experienced more in that year than I had in a long time and now I look back at that time and feel so full. Glad you get this experience. Also, I LOVE those Miami pictures. =) Such a pretty town.

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