How often do you figure I can write a post titled “we’ve changed our minds”!?
So we’re all over the map, we know it. In my mind it keeps things exciting. Constantly evolving. Persisting at creating the best possible outcome.
A close friend of ours made me laugh really hard when we told him our latest plans and he responded with, “that’s a great plan…for this week”!
Everyone has come to expect it from us. On a scale of “fluidity and stuck to a plan” I think we surpass the norm in being highly go with the flow.
Guess what!? We’ve changed our minds, again!
Nothing crazy this time. We’re not packing up and moving the family to Kazakstan or anything. Although I would love to visit many of the “stans” someday.
This is just a change in our Canadian house build plan.
While we were laying in bed in our friend’s flat in London, days prior to returning to Canada, I found myself restless. I was stressing. Without noticing it my breathing had changed and Eben immediately knew that something was bothering me. I guess I was breathing pretty heavy!
I was stressing because with our current plans, we were returning to Canada only for a couple of months…definitely not enough time to build the house we had designed. The main issue was that last year, in gearing up to build this house, we had started collaborations with a few companies. We reached out to companies we love and were going to use their materials in our eco-home build and then showcase them in our pictures.
But with no time to build that massive home, then the materials we had received would just sit in storage. I felt like I was not coming through for these amazing companies and it bothered me. Although there were never any timelines set with these sponsors, and everyone understands that building a house is a slow process, the thought of putting them on the “back burner plan” wasn’t sitting well with me.
Laying in that bed, Eben and I hashed out the issues, talked about different options, laughed a lot about the massive footprint of the designed home compared to the sailboat we had been living in before, and came to a conclusion. We could definitely redesign “our Canadian home” to have a smaller footprint, use the materials we already have on hand, and get something (still beautiful) erected in a much shorter time period.
With the new design, and us always being on the ambitious side, we could have a good chunk of our house set up in a few months!
Instantly we were both super excited. I barely slept that night, my mind buzzing with new design options.