The hype of living off the grid got to my aunt Betty.
We all loved her because of how free-spirited she was.
Everyone in the family knew that Betty would try anything, even for a few months. She wasn’t always like that, as mom informed me one time. At the age of 19, she had a severe battle with cancer. Although Betty was mama’s elder sister, she decided to live with her to the fullest. The disease had left her with no option as it robbed her the ability to have children, which was the only thing she ever wanted before falling ill. This reality made Betty change her life’s purpose and drive. She had so much love to offer, and she decided to channel that to everyone around her, especially her family. We all knew that if a relative loved us like our parents, it had to be, aunt Betty. We loved being around her because she would take us on exotic trips when my parents allowed. She was an accomplished career woman who conquered most of her fears head-on. However, I realized that she started slowing down recently. She had climbed most mountains in the world and been on numerous trips. At the age of 65, she wanted to relax somewhere serene and write her books, and she enjoyed the woody environment. However, no one saw her choosing a tiny home, especially because she lives in Tampa, Bay. We were all surprised when she started scouting for the perfect air conditioning unit for her off-the-grid home. She had bought one and proposed to live there with her dog Annie. I gifted her a portable AC, and mom bought her a good heating unit to help make her comfortable when it snowed. That was the least we could do for our loving Betty.