As many of you may have noticed, it's been a little quiet on the blog for a while. Life. Sometimes life begins to fly by so fast that we occasionally need to slow down and take a reality check. I am one of those 'straight forward' communicators that doesn't like to beat around the bush. In short-I like to call-it-like-it-is. So here's the deal: I began to lose priorities in my life. This past year, my work stresses began to consume me both professionally and personally. Not good. I had all kinds of goals and excitement for my writing and where I wanted to take the blog-but even that began to feel like a burden. My garden was planned beautifully-with succession plantings and lots of food that would be canned to store and have to feed the family throughout the winter.
THE POINT-I am here to remind you that there are a lot of things that we plan and would like to accomplish at certain times in life, but God will always remind you of where your focus should lie; and I can tell you its not on stuff-and-things, or even work. I still have a lot of the same goals-but they are no longer self-centered. They involve my family and, perhaps more importantly, helping others. God has a way of humbling us right when we need it; and for that I am thankful. I am grateful for hardships and suffering that bring about perspective and humility. We pick ourselves back up and begin again-with a fresh mindset.
So-onward we go. I am refreshed and renewed and excited to continue sharing our path of learning about homesteading with you! I have no doubt that many of you have experienced frustration, set backs or motivation struggles while learning to homestead where you are. I'm here to tell you that it's normal-and that you aren't the only one who goes there; I guess I'm just willing to tell it all-the hilarious, the growth and even the ugly. This stuff isn't glamorous folks-we get down and dirty in this game of life! Come on now-what has been the biggest obstacle for YOU in homesteading and how have you overcome it? Let's inspire each other to keep-on-keepin' on! What are you working on right now?
Until next time,