Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Small Space Living: Channeling my inner goldfish!

English: An image of a Common goldfish
Channeling my inner goldfish....
I heard once that a goldfish only grows as big as the container in which it lives. That is why you see big "goldfish" in big ponds and tiny ones in a glass. I really don't know if that is true but it does sound very interesting. Oh, and I have been told that if you feed a goldfish too much it might die. That is important to know if you buy one.

...or channeling my inner whale? (Sea World photo by b+)
Last night I began to wonder if I was finally reacting to the fact that my my husband and I live in a small park model all winter. Is my inner goldfish telling me that I need to get rid of a few extra pounds or my house will be too small to hold me? After all, I should fit into my tiny house. That may be the reason I have begun to enjoy walking again.

When I walk, I lose weight...AND that is the only way extra pounds are going away. There is no hope that I will change anything much about my eating habits at this stage in my life. Thank heavens I am not like a goldfish. I might eat myself to death in one day.

When I return home to Oregon, I will have 1500 square feet of living space. Plus, I have a yard, a patio in the front and the back. There is a small park across the street. I don't even know what to do with all that room when I get back. But, believe it or not, the goldfish in me will adjust and before long I will feel like I cannot live with less.

As for my weight...pray for me. Up until now, I have managed to not expand to fit the space in Oregon. Let's just hope I don't slip a gear or something and begin to channel my inner whale. My goldfish self would have a tough fight against that big creature!

Be well,

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  1. Good luck when you return to Oregon!

    1. We love our little house in Oregon...the flowers are always in bloom in our small English garden in the spring. Thank you for the comment.

  2. I have to admit I had no idea where this post was going and then I loved how you wrapped it up. Wins points for most unique post of the week and maybe the year! Best of luck!

    1. Thank is very interesting how our minds work isn't it. I know you are so creative so I am sure you understand.


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