Friday, 14 October 2011
In other news, and as part of the change agenda, my partner and I have bought a small hobby farm outside of the city. We are thrilled about the possibilities. Getting back to the land, growing our own food, giving our pets wide open spaces (nothing is more gratifying than a tuckered out dog), apple pies and cider from our own orchard, tapping maple trees and growing good, organic food to nourish our growing family. There are some scary elements, like the higher mortgage payments, the distance from the city (and our jobs and friends), worry about feeling isolated and lonely in the country. But we have decided that we have spent too much time thinking about all of the "what ifs" and need to live in the moment. So we are looking forward to the good "what ifs". What if we love it, we find lots of kindred spirits, we invite our city friends to visit us frequently, we make it a priority to stay connected to the city and develop new connections in the country... and so on. Being in the country feeds my soul, which is exactly what I have been craving for so many years. Lets see what happens!