Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Things just got REAL!

We had another beautiful, break from Winter, kind of day today!

Of course, Ayden asked to go outside!

We had a couple of really fun things happen to us today.  After Ayden's monster nap (2 days in a row of 2+ hour naps!) we went to the court house and got the building permit for our house!!  Things just got REAL!  Now all of our daydreaming and planning can come to life and we are so ready.  

After dinner, my mom came over to play with Ayden while David and I went to a Gardeners and Homesteaders meet up group.  The topic was on Spring garden plans, seeds and such but there was a lot of great conversation to be had.  This was our first time at this meet up group and we were excited to make some contacts with some other aspiring homesteaders.  

When you are trying to move your life in a new direction, it is so important to surround yourself with inspiration and motivation to keep moving in your new direction.  Watching documentaries, reading blogs/articles and meeting people who are heading in the same direction are all really great ways to keep your eye on your future goals.  We have found that if we don't make effort to do these things regularly, we fall back into our old habits and then don't feel that great about it.  We left the meet up with a few business cards, plans to have some people over for paw paw foraging next season and a refreshed outlook on what it is we are working towards.  

Ayden waited up for us (per our request) and was SOOO sleepy and adorable when we got home.  We finished our bedtime routine and he clasped his little hands together (a new thing that he's discovered) and went right to sleep.  Man we love that boy!!

What do you do to keep inspired and motivated when trying to make a change in your life?  Do you find yourself falling back into old ruts even though you want change so badly?


Flashback!  Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "This Is Not A Toy"

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1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your building permit Sarah that's awesome! I read your blog daily as my day winds down and I love to see what adventures your family had that day and I love the way you always leave things on a positive note! We too are homesteading and I love to follow along on your journey. Can't wait to see your house take shape. Miss you on Youtube :(