Yesterday, I posted that we had found a nice new place to live. I wanted to thank all of you for the wonderful advice and feedback. No other topic has given rise to such positive and uplifting replies from so many people for me. Unfortunately, I may have spoken too soon.
Today, I had to take down that post, and it appears that I will not be living there anyway. I’m going to be staying in my apartment for a while longer…
I guess there are a few lessons to be learned from setbacks like this. Firstly, the cliched “don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched” comes to mind. This is important in homesteading, because a time investment in one department always comes at the cost of work somewhere else.
Secondly, make sure you know what you’re getting into before getting too involved. Do your research, so you don’t focus on approaches that don’t pay off.
Lastly comes the ability to deal with problems in as serene a way as possible. For me, serenity comes through the martial arts. From the beginning of class until I leave, I think of nothing except my training partner, and occasionally a wall or piece of mat. Even when I’m upset, I can got to class and it won’t affect me as long as I’m there. If you can find an activity like this, hold tight to it because it can save your sanity.
On another note, I’d like to ask for feedback. I’ve been writing this blog for about a month and a half now, and I would like to know if there are any stylistic or content changes you would like me to make. Also, if there are any topics you would like me to write about, please let me know!
~The Homesteading Hippy