Keep your eye on the prize!

Posted August 24th, 2009 by Lelly and filed in Issue 12: Small Spaces and Finances

Money is not my forte.  What comes in goes out.  So writing about my current monetary situation would be too pathetic to publish.  So let us focus on the future!

I am not entirely sure what I will do to keep myself afloat if I ever do get off my rump and become a nomad, mostly because I have absolutely no idea what I want to do with my life!  So here is a list of things I’ve thought of besides just going out and getting a regular old job…

The first is fairly mundane yet I think it’s creative:

  1. I could make shoes out of old tires
  2. I could make dresses
  3. I could sell my tiny house plans (I think this is a for sure thing)

The next group is more on the spiritual/theatrical side:

  1. Kineseology or muscle testing
  2. Tarot readings (don’t roll your eyes, it’s fun!)
  3. And something I call Spirit Mapping.  It’s a way to map your life to where you are right now and also helps to determine where you want to go.  I think I need to give it a try on myself!

I can just see myself traveling down the road in my caravan and stopping in so many different cities it makes my head spin.  I could whip out the eye makeup and cards, or my fabric and tape measure, and then when I’m done, I could take a walk around the city.  And maybe on the way out, find some hiking trails or something like that!

I know, I’m a little weird and perhaps moving a little toward the carnival/freakshow circuit but I’m good at at least some of this stuff and perhaps I won’t have to just get a regular old job.  Perhaps I CAN do what I like and make money at it?  We are all chasing dreams here, why not chase more than one?hope

5 Responses to “Keep your eye on the prize!”

  1. betsy mccullenNo Gravatar says:


    love your post :) i almost wish i was in your position rather than struggling to get to retirement and putting up with the next 4 years of city crap and traffic :(

    i like to read runes. i mostly read my own when things get out of control!! spirit mapping sounds like fun too.

    anyways, what tiny house plans do you have that you are thinking of selling? how much? you can email me privately if you don’t want to post it on here…


  2. Justin D.No Gravatar says:

    I love your dream! It sounds a lot like some of the ideas I daydream about. The thought of haveing a home that you could move from town to town is a beautiful one, and I hope you live it some day soon.

  3. LellyNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Betsy! I would love to learn to read runes, I had a really nice set made for me but I just never took the time to learn to read them. do you recommend a good guide?

    I would eventually like to sell all my plans. I’m in the middle of drawing up blueprints for all of them right now. If you want to see them, go to and look at the tiny houses section…

    live free!

  4. betsy mccullenNo Gravatar says:

    thanx, i’ll check it out :)

    the only book i ever had on runes came as a whole package that i ordered here: but there are probably newer, more updated books.

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