Moving forward into a new life

$1,368 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 27 months
Mikaela Kate Hennessey  CERRILLOS, NM

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I am Mikaela Kate and the truth is, my past has made me who I am right now and thats all that matters .  i have lived a minimalists dream, raised my kids in family trade and free to be on the land (proud to be an earth lovin hippy momma), taken in all the neighborhood dogs, chickens and gypsys and successfully produced 3 cottage industrys from my own heart and hands.

 
It has been a few years since my life changed dramatically and I found myself lying in a bed i didnt quite understand how i made, but i made it, laid in it and ive done my work.   ive changed alot and its time to commit to the next phase of my life.  The kids  are joyfully marching off to their own callings and as they go, i will be finding security where i havent been looking. 
IN an RV!!! 

Even tho i paid my mortgage for many years, the last few  have been quite the struggle financially and tho i communicated with the bank always and was in good standing, when the bank changed hands, the new one wasnt that interested in carrying a single mom who makes very little money, consciously.  So they are demanding i pay in full or i get off the land.  i dont know how long i have, but with some healthy grieving and release,  these new visions are coming into sight and im feeling inspired for change.

Im ready to live on wheels.  i would like to think that i will be able to slowly move from the home ive been living in for more than a decade into an RV that will eventually be my simple crone home.  i still have some things to stay in New Mexico for, but as my past becomes a good memory, ide like to dream of the ocean.  i like the thought of parking my rv at a friends land  to care for her animals while she takes that long awaited vacation, or park near a new family where a tribal doula would be of help for a few weeks or a garden needs tending or a friend is ready to declutter and needs some magic from the mountain voodoo queen, who knows how to help shed what isnt really needed anymore to make room for the new.

yes! after many years of living without much money,  I  prepare to  live minimally but with more security..... in an energy efficient, very simple but clean and smooth running RV feels just right! This money will go towards the downpayment for an RV or may just gift me with one right away! im open to any goodness that comes my way.

its taken a lot of guts to reach out like this.   i pride myself for being soverign.  Bless me that i am surrounded by friends who know me and know its time for me to recieve....  its time for me to practice what i give in my daily life....... lots of love and REAL relationship.

my goal is low for i enjoy the thought of practicing recieving what i give and my years of frugal living makes it easy for me to live on less.... if you, dear friends, want to support me in any very small, medium or very large way, i'll recieve what you have to give......graciously.   Your good vibes are as good as money to me and whatever you give, it will come back tenfold.... im curious to witness this exchange. 

Theres plenty to do if we pass my goal.....Bring it!   when my new home is secure, ill be heaven bent on getting my musical wild boy a good pc computer and Miti keyboard so he can make the world dance and match my daughter with money to live  while she becomes a world traveling nurse..... and for the most part.  no matter what, ive been in training to be thankful for what i have right here. right now and that is enough.  thank you so much for considering and hit me up if you know how i can serve you.  Blessed Be and Give Thanks all day every day. 







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Update 12
Posted by Mikaela Kate Hennessey
21 months ago
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Around Winter SolStice last year, I came to the sad realization (with the help of my bank selling my mortgage to another bank) that this land I grew my family on was going to be taken from me. I began immediately dreaming and scheming as to how to make a success of some pretty hard times... my focus of that dream was to live the simple life ive always lived, but in a home on wheels. Its been a wild and sometimes ruff half turn around the sun... and today im pleased to say that with your help ..... I get to play out another dream, this time, more fulfilling than any before (and that's only cuz motherhood, my most successful dream, has only just begun!!).... Thank you friends.

I want to give a special shout out to my tribe Quianna and Raven, Dana, Alicia, Onajiwe , Andrea and Tatenda. To my women on Facebook who. like me, are destined for wild woman joyousness Y'all know who you are. To my neighbors who truly showed me this last season that I am loved (and listened to!) Also to all my puppies who have grown up, lived and died on this land. ( and the two that are still with me) Tam, youre the prize..thank you for making this so real, so right now . This land will always travel with me and mine. blessed be and I love you all so effin much. im flippin with joy right now.

My new 1984 Istaca Sunflyer has 60,000 miles and everything works great, including a bad ass generator. This is already more of a home than I have experienced in many years... blessed be. (RAven.... cant wait til you get "home")

Her name came immediately cuz me and my stitch and glue know whats up. Sunflower happily houses a roaring laughing lion who makes the world feel at home.

I am hoping some artist friends want to paint her all sunflowery, maybe a little mountainous scene and most definitely THE OCEAN! Hande! lets go

Happy Solstice!
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Update 11
Posted by Mikaela Kate Hennessey
24 months ago
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Im happy to report that since the beginning of February, my Etsy business has been booming and I know a lot of it has to do with my courage in reaching out to fulfill my dream and your kind generosity....my wall is full of creations im going to be making and I seem to be healing the landfills one woman going green at a time...each One, Reach One! I have movement in my life, something ive been watching for and working for , for a long time. Thank you so much for being a light in the dark.
sowin seeds
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Update 10
Posted by Mikaela Kate Hennessey
25 months ago
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This is the part in the journey where I feel stumped, stuck and well, in the middle of the winter. This doesn't mean I've given up or changed directions... its just that time to take stock, be very aware of the pressures of the world and put them in their place.

Many folks have reminded me of some peace of mind, encouraging me to slow down and see that the land isn't being taken from me ... that sometimes It can even take years. That I can use this time to keep adding to my savings for the RV, keep minimalizing and letting go and mostly keep staying upful in my position and make up some new stories of success.

To truly practice staying upful through transition, I have learned to do what I need to laugh, to find joy in the mundane, to see with new eyes.... I must stay centered on this little gorgeous mess ive made and the sometimes seeming tiny steps to a place of success. Im comin along, im practicing and am rather proud of myself for being such a risk taker.

I knew that when I began this process, inviting real people to financially support me, that I would have to relive some old patterns and see new ways through.... this is that time. I am stitching like a madwoman, I have a list on my wall thick with gifts Im creating for you all. It feels really really good to be giving back the way Mk knows how. Im also getting more orders for my cloth pads. The third self made business of my life begins to bear her fruit for me. In writing this, I see that in real communication, all that is stressful falls away and what is left is ME. not bad, not bad at all.

I want this RV. the more I live it and feel how my life has lead me here. I have desires again. I have desire to spread my song everywhere.....

so, you may have to come to the land to really hear me sing... more and more of you are coming around and im shy and excited. Thank you for your love, we be spreading it far and wide

Mk the lion
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Update 9
Posted by Mikaela Kate Hennessey
26 months ago
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Good morning friends who have given so kindly~ Ive started stitching for a few of you already. In the next year, you will be receiving a gift from me. if you know what you already want ...please do let me know. If you live close and know how I can be of service to you... please do invite me to come work some magic for you. Im so grateful for this boost towards a new life.

a few of us wild women on fb have started a page, enjoying the stories and photos of our very fun adventure in sending care packages...this group came out of my love of true exchange and how this booster of money has left me feeling..... like giving.
come join us for some revolutionary fun.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/907998589219284/

its the middle of winter. im in survival and stitching for peace.... stitching for change..... its my wealthy way of saying thank you
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$1,368 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 27 months
Created December 12, 2014
Mikaela Kate Hennessey  
AB
$10
Aline Brandauer
6 months ago
GT
$30
Geena Thomas
24 months ago

To a creative sister -- all my best wishes and blessings! You inspire me.

$25
Anonymous
26 months ago
$250
Anonymous
27 months ago
BH
$35
Barbara Haas
27 months ago

Places to go or just be. People to heal or help. Wheels to get there!

$300
Anonymous
27 months ago
$5
Anonymous
27 months ago
TS
$25
Tamara Stewart
27 months ago

Good luck on your new adventure, very inspiring!!

$25
Debra Mendoza
27 months ago
$25
Jane Friesen
27 months ago
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