Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Living in an 80 square foot space with another person has its moments. It's more noticeable now that it's cold out! There is no where to escape to! It was easy to get space in the summer when all I had to do was go for a walk or set the table and chairs up outside and create an outdoor living space but I hate the cold and sometimes I just need to get away! Don't get me wrong. I love my partner and couldn't imagine bus life with anyone else but sometimes the stuff that was acceptable (or barely acceptable) in a house is just way too much to handle in a tiny space. And sometimes it has nothing to do with the other person at all, I just want/need some space to sort out my thoughts. In general, we work great together but the other day I wanted to get away and realized I had no where to go! Sounds silly but it really happened! I can't complain, we've been living on the bus almost five months now and this is the first time I've really felt "trapped" in a tiny space. Overall the transition has been smooth but there is always room for improvement and we will just have to learn to adapt our habits as the weather gets worse. Who knows, maybe this is the year I get over to my aversion the cold and learn to embrace winter! Or maybe we are just a little nervous of how this is going to work out for us as it gets colder and are just a little more sensitive to space issues.