My husband and I have decided to simplify our life. We are tired of running around madly, just trying to get from one day to the next. The target is to change the way we live. We want to get rid of our debt, homestead a place, and leave the hectic pace of our life behind. We are both in the medical field and we see that at the end of the day, what really matters to us is the way we have lived this journey called life.
For us, growing our own food, living a debt free existence, hunting, and spending more time together is what counts most. During our married life, we have dabbled in gardening and raising our own livestock, but not to the extent where we can live off of what we produce throughout the entire year. We hunt for much of our meat and it has gotten to the point where we hate going into a grocery store and buying meat since we like to know where it comes from, what it eats, and how it is processed before putting it into our bodies. The same thing goes for vegetables or any other food product. If I turn any package of food over, I want to see only things that I can pronounce as the ingredients listed.
We have no illusions that this will be an easy or a swift transformation. We know we have set the bar very high, and that it will be extremely hard to get to where we want to be, but it will be worth it when we get there. My husband is the hardest working man I have ever known and he is so resourceful that I am sure together we can do this.
I started this blog as an online diary of our journey toward the vision we hold of our future life. Hopefully, it will serve as a guide toward our dream by posting our successes, failures, and reading the comments and/or suggestions from others. I have read a myriad of blogs for a long time, the content of them differing depending on what I was searching for or interested in at the time. So, for us the time has come to step out and reach for what we want in life, instead of just sitting by and praying that one day it will happen.