It’s Not Always Easy

Homesteading is a very rewarding lifestyle. I will never change my mind about that. But one thing I will remind you as you start on your journey, it will not always be easy.

I’m not just talking about the work that is involved with starting and successfully running your homestead. I’m also talking about the fact that there will just be some people who don’t understand your new way of life and all that it entails.

I speak from my own experience on this. I’ve had family members tell me I was crazy. I’ve had friends drift away because I am no longer as “free” as I once was. Sure, it makes me sad at times, but I also see the fact that I have grown as a person. I see how much time I have wasted over the years. I’m 33 days away from turning 50 as I write this post. I’m ok with turning 50 – it’s just a number. But I don’t have my head buried in the sand when it comes to realize that my life is half over.

This world is a crazy place and getting crazier by the minute. I want simplicity. I want drama-free. I want to provide for my family in the best way I know how and for me it’s homesteading.

If this the life you’ve chosen I’m happy for you and wish you the best. Don’t give away your power to those who don’t understand.

Until we meet again – may your hands be in the dirt, may your head be in the sun and may your heart be one with nature…

Melanie

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