Well, the New Year is upon us and we have a picture painted of our year to come. Or do you? It is time to illustrate your life! When you draw or write something out that is your heart’s desire it will take on that shape. This is the letter that Doug and I wrote to the universe and all its helpers, the Creator, and whoever else can help.
We would like a farm. We would like to make a living farming. We would like to make enough to travel a little, save, live simply, and comfortably (for us).
We would like to be on a well. We would like solar/wind power. Small units that give what we need for small appliances and electronics. We would like a root cellar.
We would like to not have a mortgage. A small house with an open kitchen, living space, loft bedroom, built in bunk beds, and bedroom with half wall. Open hearth and wood stove. About 800 square feet.
We would like to be near Maryjane, our shop, our children, and our communities. In trees with open pasture and arable land.
We would like to have farm animals; goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, cows, turkeys, horses, donkey, and a dog. Oh, and a small pond. We need to not worry about keeping our farm so we need to make x amount.
Wado. Thank you. Love, Doug and Katie
Now, this is in the works now. But I can’t just sit back and wait. What can I do to help prepare? I can try and save xy amount each month. I can get our student loans back up to date. I can plan and collect moving boxes and get the seed catalogues out. I can make connections with other farmers and figure out where I am getting my animals. I can research dog breeds. I can dream but I also need to live today. I do tend to get consumed.
For resolutions like going to the gym, juicing, canning, et cetera, make your plan and then cut it in half. Tell yourself you only have to do it half of your original plan. If you do it more, than score! But you take the pressure off of yourself and are far more likely to succeed.
Okay, start writing and share it here!
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My dear friend is an ART Therapist. I had to share with her the art of illustrating reality.