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Life :: What IS Next?


We took Spring Break. AKA I was busy and needed to focus on things outside my computer. But here we are, back again, ready for Monday and the week to begin.

So what IS next?

Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear.

You're maybe confused.

See, we had to do a thing where we let go of what we thought would be the rest of our lives. I'm not going to talk about it again, so you can read about it here. And we spent most of 2016 mostly trying to keep our heads above water. This included, but was not limited to: Malia working 50 hour weeks at a studio that had potential, but was ultimately an unhealthy environment; Living in a location that was neither physically nor financially viable; Crying a lot; Starting a yoga business & closing that yoga business, on good terms - just wasn't the right thing; Taking on intersectionality within some of our groups; Creating Tribu Contracting and Malia staying home with the kids; Living with friends/family rather than in our own space, etc.

Now we are in 2017.

Hang on, tangent. It is two-thousand-seventeen. 2017. Twenty-seventeen. What? Time is weird. I am a married adult woman with children - when did that happen? I am just, what? I mean, really? How does time work??? Moving on.

Now we are in 2017 and time is both flying and dragging, but it is not our enemy. Not really. It's easy to feel that way, but in reality, time is just a manmade construct informing us of our perceived place in the Universe. We, as humans, like to blame time, but time has little, if anything, to do with our issues. Our multitude of issues.

I wish I could tell you we have a detailed, 10 step plan with One Year, Five Year, and Ten Year goals and regular check ins. But I just don't. Even our countdown to June continues to have interruptions and adjustments, like so much of life. It would seem that every time we make a plan, there is a piece missing or a wrench thrown in the mix. Nothing goes the way you think it will.

I am taking a lot of deep breaths, getting to as many yoga classes as possible, and taking in as much sun as I can manage with this crap weather.

Here is what I know:

Our ultimate goal is still location independence aboard a sailboat. There are a number of things we are working towards to make this a reality.

We are pouring into Tribu Contracting, so if you are in the Seattle area and are in need of a handyman or remodel or expansion? Let us know! We are also working towards launching Tribu Collectivo - which will be a store, multi-media, and other things. But I, Malia, also freelance as a web designer when I'm not doing yoga or world schooling the babes. Need a website?

I got your back.

We are in search of a more permanent housing situation for the end of June. We would love for this to look like a sailboat, but we are hoping to at least get into a tiny house and make that work for a longer season.

Our tribe is struggling and life is seemingly impossible, but we are making slow intentional strides toward what we want and we love one another deeply.

That is what matters.

And we'll see what actually happens next.

#RealLife

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