It's easy to lose yourself in a sea of information. I know I have. I can become almost envious of those who've come before me. Other bloggers, people on social media, heck, even my brother and his wife who had the incredible opportunity to purchase their own home. I lost myself in envy. I wanted what they had. The perfect life. That little bit to call their own.
I've learned that's when I have to stop, take a look back to the beginning, and contemplate all we've accomplished. Then I can look at things for what they truly are; a moment. I can pause and say to myself, "Yes, this person has chickens, or a huge garden, but they had to work for that. It didn't happen overnight. And yes, my brother was able to buy a house, but they worked to get there, and still have a lot to learn. These things are a process, and processes take time. Be calm, patient and grateful and you'll get there in due time."
This blog is dedicated to the process. We are still on this long road, learning and growing. So if you ever get in your pretty little head that things here are "perfect" or "ideal", just stop. You only see a glimpse. Just a little moment in which things may have worked out. The hard work, and angst, might be hidden just off screen (or not). There are times when I drive Caveman NUTS, and times when he drives me nuts. There are times where we are at each others throats about how things get done, or whose job it is, or how much money we spent on ridiculous things. And that's ok because we are working on it. Hashing out the details. Getting "there".
So just remember:
Start where you a
Nobody is perfect.
Keep doing what you can do.
Kita , Caveman, Goomba, Gummy Bear and Peanut are native New Englanders, who are working to live more self sufficient and sustainable lifestyle.