Whew!!! That was scary!
I am so thankful that my dad is a computer whiz and was able to fix the problem.
Since I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks, I should be telling you that I have a ton of amazing posts to share. Unfortunately that would be a lie. Instead, I’ve been traveling to see my family, trying to save my tomato seedlings (the herbs are doing pretty okay), and working on staying motivated in everything that needs to be done.
Hmmmm…… Staying motivated… Motivation seems to come in cycles, doesn’t it?
I’m the kind of person who has an “I can do it myself” mentality. However, I am slowly and painfully realizing and learning that I need others; I can’t do it all myself, and it is okay. This realization, in a way, echoes my reasons for writing this blog. I do want to support and encourage others in their homesteading efforts, but I also know that I need the support and encouragement just as much. ….I guess you could say I need community with others. We all do.
That’s the beauty of a community:
A group of people looking to support and encourage one another.
I look forward to the day when this blog is an active community; when we can all freely give support and encouragement, as well as receive support and encouragement from each other. Until then, I hope that I can continue to encourage you as you pursue your dreams. Please let me know if there’s anything you would like me post about specifically.
As I’ve come to the realization that I do need help, I have begun to seek people out who also desire to grow in specific areas, or who have the wisdom to serve as mentors or guides.
For instance, I’ve been really trying to work on my prayer life. Some days it’s easy to jump out of bed and say prayers first thing; however, there are many days where I don’t want to get out of bed or I’m distracted by other things that “have to get done”. To help remediate this, I asked a friend, who is also working on her prayer life, if she would like to say morning prayer together over the phone. She agreed, and we now pray together on specific days and make it a point to pray for one another for specific intentions throughout the day.
This continues on in many areas of my life: I have a coach for my business. When I need help figuring out things for the kids or homeschooling, I go to my mom for guidance. When I have questions about computers or gardening, my dad has some great advice.
Some people are blessed to be able to walk into an established community that fits their needs. Others need time to develop community with other like-minded people. In some instances, a person may have many little communities if just one doesn’t fulfill each need.
I find that I’m in the building stage. I’m working to build a community of like-minded people who want to grow with me and who will raise their children with the same or similar set of values that I raise mine. Sometimes it can get discouraging, people come and they go…. or you go.
The dynamics of life are constantly changing, and the dynamics of one’s particular family are constantly changing as well. It’s figuring out how to ride those waves of change as they come and go. And in doing so, remembering that each person that comes into your life is there for a reason, even if it’s only for a season.
So true! This stage in life is especially tough as we figure out this whole motherhood-life-thing. We have to be SO purposeful in seeking out friendships/community/people so that we don’t become alienated in our little homes with all our little (or not so little!) chores.
I am grateful for the internet/website as a medium for my introverted self to remain connected to you!
p.s. I was HUGE in that picture when I was pregnant with Benji! Holy Cow. lol 🙂
Me too Becky! 🙂