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One unhealthy way of living that I have pledged myself away from is the 9-5 gig. With a move to working from home, I found myself with an abundance of time, creative energy and the ability to get everything done in a day I had always wanted. I no longer to commute to work, stand and wait for a clock to count down or interact with people who don’t better my life.
I have made steps toward a life that Dee Williams has found in her new release, The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir (Disclosure: I received the book for free.) Dee’s book speaks deeply to my heart and reminds me the path I’m taking is the right thing to do. Choosing happiness is always worth making the sacrifices of creature comforts; in time you’ll find that what you think is a sacrifice now, really was a burden on you before. That what you think you’ll miss out on, is exactly what you needed to get away from all along.
I came across this book at the perfect time in my life. As a young millennial, the world is a wide open space and you can create whatever kind of life you desire. I constantly seek happiness and reject negative influences on my life, whether they be a toxic relationship, a bad job or an unhealthy way of thought.
Dee Williams crafted an incredible story about her journey to self-sustainability and her own realization of happiness. I devoured her wonderful book in just a single day because it spoke so deeply to me. Dee pays a special attention to the world, with passages like:
“this is the time ‘the ceiling is the thinnest,’ the moment that the Earth’s creatures have the greatest access to the heavens; the time when nuns and priests wake to pray, shuffling in their prayer shawls and pouring themselves into the cosmos.”
If you’ve ever second-guessed your choices in life or have found yourself briefly on a path that made you unhappy, this memoir will remind you that the right choice to happiness is always right around the corner.
“But the facts are the facts: I found a certain bigness in my little house-a sense of largeness, freedom, and happiness that comes when you see there’s no place you’d rather be.” –The Big Tiny
P.S. The Tiny House in the feature photo is a cabin close to my heart, built by relatives. One day I’ll build my own!
Photos: Elizabeth Adan (featured), Gregg Kulick (book cover art)
Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique food and travel blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.