Back on w the update, but first:
Originally Posted by Pariah
I feel so stuck, but I know I shouldn't because we're creative, intelligent, capable people. I don't know what our deal is...there should be some sort of Unjobbing Mentor program or something...a successful unjobber can come stay with a family for a month and guide them to an unjobbing lifestyle...
I LOVE it! Unjobbing mentor program! LOL! If only it were true, but I guess we each get to learn by the "bumps and bruises method."
Originally Posted by Pariah
...Maybe we're lacking confidence in ourselves, maybe we know too many people who are telling us to give up what we love and do "real" work, etc etc... I feel like it shouldn't be this difficult. I don't make a huge amount of money so I feel like it shouldn't be too hard to match that...
Keep your head up, and ease up on yourselves I get that response whether re me or others (funny how sometimes those who talk about getting "real" work often don't lump me in that category in their minds, and it ticks me off when they gripe to me about others who have a very similar existance to my own... but I digress). Just keep in mind that unjobbers and RHer are the ones who have a REAL job, a REAL life... human beings were not designed to be chained to a desk 40+ hours a week (or worse)!
TY much frugalmama for the motivation!
Pariah, I too just had a birthday (I wonder how many aquarians are in this thread, LOL!) And birthdays can make us think. Just keep the thoughts on the possibilities available to us (you may have to remind me of this as well c: )
[just got interrupted by PROOF POSITIVE of what I am saying here-- my friend- the one we rent from while we're building- said he had a b-day gift for me, had me follow him to the door, told me to walk toward the bonfire-- a leftover from celebrating their son's 16th today as well-- and then closed the door after I walked out, but he stayed inside. My children were sitting watching the fire die singing "Thank You, LORD" and other camp songs; my gift was joining them in a beautiful fleeting moment and living in it in appreciation. Evidences of REAL working and living all around c: I hate to think how if I had "real" work and had to go in for overtime early tomorrow am, I'd have been more likely to call out the door for them to come get ready for bed-- I may have missed it-- and so very many beauties like it]
So-- the unjobbing update here is: we bought the 10 acres, the drill stems are at the mechanic getting torched, cleaned and wd-40ed (they were badly rusted together... and apart), the well drilling rig is at a dif mechanic getting the carburator checked, the fencing material is in the back of my van tearing little holes in the carpet (!)-- I treat all my vehicles like trucks, sheesh, I should just get one!--, there is a clerical snafu re who owned the land I just bought (either the man I paid for it or his alcoholic nephew! gah!) but he's on it for me, I have a handshake agreement w another homeschooling mom's 12 yo to split an order of 100 quail in june-- I'll pay the shipping, he'll look after them while we're at church camp, and we each get 50 birds, there are 5 baby lambs in my friend's flock that I care for including a set of the sweetest little twins ever, we're successfully hand-milking the ewes and made our first batch of authentic sheep milk dry ricotta, and it was amazing! we barely got a taste before it was scarfed!, and MY ewe is as wide as she is long, and although I feel little hoovesies kicking her sides, no lambs yet for me c: OH! and some college kids are planning to be here in 3 weeks to help put up a cob house and we haven't even fenced out the "nephew's" cattle yet! ...but we've been asked to help erect another friend's greenhouse... and my garden/ crops kind of depend on her kindness bc she's not on solar and can germinate my hot weather plantings in the greenhouse... if we help her put it up c:
How many of you wonder if you're sort of afraid to succeed? BC I think I am about to realize a LOT of my fondest hopes, and it's almost paralyzing some days... not sure why it should be... still it sometimes is.
Blessings to all on your journey and thanks so much for sharing here-- so encouraging c: