Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Little Intro ( #Family #Homesteading #BackToBasics )

A first post seems like such pressure to me. When I sat down to write this post (several days ago with pen and notepad), it crossed my mind that no one would care about anything I have to say. I'm just me. Plain, simple, me. But, then I realized, at the very least, I'd have a wonderful family journal (although it's with a late start). It could be the place my kids could always visit to see that their mom always wanted the very best for them because they rarely see it when it's actually happening. This could also be the place that they determine I've finally gone absolutely insane. ☺ They hate the idea of "simple," of "doing more, buying less -- but gaining more in the end." A blog seems a great way to create memories. Perhaps one day they'll look back, see that I'm right, and start off on the same path with their own families.

At the very most, I hope this blog becomes a comfort zone. A home for others that are thinking about trying out the changes that I am. Also one for those that have "been there, done that." A place where we can chat, exchange stories...a place to have discussions about what works, what doesn't, what's next on each person's trial and error list. Everyone's experiences tend to vary. It's what I'm hoping will make this blog at least a little unique.

There are hundreds of "homesteading" blogs out there and even more "prepper" blogs. Am I a "prepper?" Maybe...but not so much in the "huge" sense of the term. I believe prices will continue to go up (especially on items we have to have such as food). And I'll be working hard to see that my cabinets are stocked by becoming more self-sufficient. However, I don't necessarily feel that we're doomed for an Apocalypse (at least not in the next several lifetimes). I do think things will get worse before they get better.

The good thing? Just like it can't rain all the time....troubles eventually pass as well (though some take larger amounts of time).

Anyway, I hope you'll find the time to join me here and maybe even share me with some of your friends. It will be a long journey for our family....but hopefully one that heals and gains understanding along with a larger sense of family along the way.

Some days I really wonder why I'm starting all over again at almost 43.