Solotrip: Sedro-Woolley, Washington
Sometimes finding happiness is as simple as spending a weekend in a tiny house in the woods.
There’s a quote from Abraham-Hicks that goes “A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don’t allow the happy moment, because they’re so busy trying to get a happy life.” My fourth solotrip was definitely one of those happy moments. I’ve started to get a bit more planned with these adventures and with the help of a generous Christmas gift, I’m now able to up the ante on my lodging options. This time, I chose a tiny house in the woods found on AirBNB.
In the rush of the holidays I skipped my December solotrip. Of all the recent months, December was probably the most deserving month of a quick getaway. So by the time my January trip arrived, I was eager for some very quiet alone time. I chose the perfect place for this serenity. The off-grid tiny house in Sedro-Woolley has an outdoor, covered tub with endless hot water. I went in with the simple intention to move slowly and be as present for the now as I could be. The trip was short so I wanted to integrate as much mindfulness into my every move to help it linger a little longer.
I had never stayed in a tiny house before, but it’s something that intrigues me. When I arrived, unpacked and prepared a quick snack, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. I was so grateful for the opportunity to experience such a place. How many moving parts had arranged themselves in sync to allow me to take this time away from the hustle and bustle, to just melt into the forest and its offerings?
My plan for the weekend was simple and well executed. It would go as follows: eat/rest, soak, stretch, repeat. The only thing I could think throughout the weekend was “this is fucking delightful.” I would soak for an hour or so, make my way inside to roll out my yoga mat, then find a place to just be. You might think the time would crawl but, on the contrary, it flies by. With nothing to do but surrender to the moment, I had lost all sense of time.
In preparation for my trip to the Caribbean, I got a selfie stick and a tripod. I decided to play with both on this trip which is how I am now able to document myself in these places better. I noticed the desire to “capture” the moment so I could have material for posts. I dropped that internal pressure by acknowledging it without judgement and releasing it.