So it turns out that happiness doesn’t just come from within. Sometimes, it comes from giving your heart what it wants. And for me, what it wanted was a home, a place to come back to, close to the wilderness and simple.
And there it is: a tiny, off-grid float home on the Great Slave Lake. No running water, a little propane heater, and a solar panel that provides just enough power to read at night.
The peace of mind, the deep satisfaction, and simple joy at being off grid again has made it hard for me to contain my happiness of late. Not only that, but being a part of a closeknit community, a neighbourhood of likeminded people, of being in the wilderness every day, of dipping my paddle in the lake every morning regardless of the wind or weather, this is what nourishes me. I think a part of me thought that finally doing the thing I’d been yearning for would only make me realize that I’d been chasing a paper dream. But nope. Life is, as they say, rather dreamy at the moment.
What do you yearn for?