Making myself homeless wasn’t my best idea but it does send a rocket up ya bum that’s for sure!

Have you ever tried to work out the best plan for your next move in life and then get yourself in turmoil trying to figure out which plan to go with? It can be over overwhelming and for a year that’s where I was.

Should I move house, should I sell my house or rent it out, should I just go back teaching and make my life safe and easy?…….What should I do with the business? It’s a great business but I don’t want to be sitting at a computer most days. That’s not what I signed up for. Shall I sell it or make changes so it fits the life that I want? …..WHAT do I want???

In one word what do I want?.....FREEDOM, I want freedom.

  • Freedom to travel (cheers Covid) but I live in a beautiful country (NZ) so sweet as.
  • Freedom to meet new and present retailers all over NZ but without having to live out of a suitcase…I hate that.
  • Freedom to run my business- Smooch throughout NZ and to work from anywhere. (We can be anywhere from behind that laptop screen)
  • Freedom to escape the winter (Cheers once again to Covid, but maybe next year)
  • Freedom not to have lawns and garden taking over my weekends

So I made myself homeless

I knew that whatever path my life was going to take it meant moving out of my house and when friends desperately needed somewhere to live during a time of housing shortage. I decided to offer them my house!  I’d only had one glass of wine when I changed my world, so I can’t even blame alcohol for my decision.

I did however, think of a few things, such as, they can move in but I need to keep the Smooch room for making product, keep a room for Min Zi, my gorgeous border and they’ll need to feed my cats. Part of my brain was working. I must admit to being a tad scared when they agreed to all that, so it was on! What had I done?

I had taken the first step. They say each journey starts with the first step! But I’d made myself homeless so that was perhaps more of a giant leap than a step! I was on my way.

Actually, the first step was that I had seen a motorhome in Plimmerton close to where I lived. I decided I would buy that but probably best I go and have a look at it first. Getting smarter…?

Order of events that set the wheels in motion…

  • Friday saw a Trade Me ad for a motorhome
  • Saturday offered my house to friends
  • Sunday went to look at camper
  • Monday bought it!
  • Also Monday, drunk more wine….

I had started the life changing wheels in motion but what was I in for? Did I do the right thing?

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Comments

Corrin Miller

Corrin Miller

THANKS Kylie and everyone for your support and nice words 🙂 xx

19 August 202022:22

Kylie

Kylie

Hey Corrin, so proud of you! I hope to one day be free, good for you enjoy your new found freedom xx

19 August 202020:25

Kathleen

Kathleen

BRAVO 👍👍

16 August 202012:34

Corrin Miller

Corrin Miller

Thank you Perla, Funny as I think of my parents often on this adventure. Even though they've both been gone for years I can hear their voices and comments loud and clear! :-) Corrin xx

10 August 202011:15

Perla

Perla

Aye, the older, the wiser huh. I know your parents would be so proud of you, taking life firmy by the reins and riding into the horizon to see what adventures lie ahead. Wishing you the resilience and courage I know you have, the strength, oh I know you have that too, and the serenity to embrace the moments life will show you. You're such a smoochy hoot girl. xxx

9 August 20209:10

Frances

Frances

Awesome! Loved reading your story and wish you all the best in your adventures...as long as I can still get my smooch products :-D Seriously tho' brave admirable thing to do, and whats life for but taking chances and doing things on instinct - have fun!

7 August 202011:09

Corrin Miller

Corrin Miller

Hi Everyone, Thank you for your comments and good wishes . I don't seem to be able to reply to each comment anymore so not sure what changes have occurred there. So thank you to all!! Chat soon Corrin xx

6 August 202014:55

Glenn the bro

Glenn the bro

Ya plonker; Na I am seriously jealous. "The wheels in motion". You come from a long line of gypsies. So I guess that's where you get it from.

5 August 202019:30

Jill

Jill

An idea can be a dangerous thing in your hands - you certainly didn’t muck around! The thing is, if it turns out it wasn’t a good decision - you just make another decision. Can’t wait to read the next instalment...

5 August 202017:08

Linda Thomson

Linda Thomson

Hey intrepid! It's brilliant you go girl. If I were in NZ I would buy a Camper and follow along behind 😀 A Smooching laughing convoy. Have a blast and I will watch for news with of you with glee xx

5 August 202016:12

Sarah ( searbear)

Sarah ( searbear)

I so love your get up and go attitude... from sailing off into the sun when we were so young to travelling round Europe with jock for a year..... love watching your adventures and being part of some of them!!!!!! Yah... enjoy... love you my friend!!!!

5 August 202014:01

Sue Anderson

Sue Anderson

Never a dull moment with you, that's what i love about you!! I do miss you calling in, and look forward to your return, but you go girl, and enjoy that freedom!!

5 August 202012:50

Alice

Alice

I hope it works out for you and you enjoy your freedom. And if it doesn't you can tick this one off the list. Xx

5 August 202012:34

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