This morning while I was hanging diapers on the new clothes line, I got this overwhelming feeling of “I’m doing it”.
It’s crazy how we can go our whole lives wanting something and in an instant it’s right in front of us. Could I have a bigger home? Of course. Could I have a bigger yard? Yes I could. Could I live in the country where my options for homesteading are greater? Yes. But in reality all of my simple goals have come true.
Own a house.
Have a yard to garden in.
Have a clothes line.
Be a mother.
I tend to get consumed in what I haven’t accomplished or what I don’t have. Realizing what I have done in such a short amount of time, brings me back to the “humble train”. I recognize that some of my dreams have not come true. By keeping The Faith and following Gods plan for my life and not my own, I know he will lead me to my goals.
Life isn’t about getting things handed to you. I’ve had to learn the hard way that life isn’t a cakewalk. It takes work. Hard, sometimes exhausting, dedicated work. If you want something stop dragging your feet, get up, get out, and do something about it. It does no one, yourself included, any good to sit dreaming of the things you want in life yet doing nothing about it.
I’ll be real with you: I’m a dreamer. From the near future dreams like owning a farm to the very distant dream to travel the world. Or become a professor. Or become an extension officer.
I’m not a realist as my endearing husband would tell you. It takes you swallowing your pride to realize you’re not always right and that you do have to do the hard work. I’m glad that with my dreamer mentality God also gave me a work ethic to go out and kick some serious butt.
My dreams for the garden can become a reality. That’s no pipedream for me. I want to be able to sustain my family on what I grow myself. From veggies and fruits to herbs all the way to decorative flowers. But not only that I want to provide an income for my family in this area. But to do that it takes a lot of sweat, tears, dirt under the fingernails, late nights, and a whole lot of Jesus.
So for something fun here are some of my futuristic goals for my family, myself and my future business.
Healing herbal blends
Pumpkin and gourd production
Ancient grain production
I am grateful for what I have been blessed with. But I am also excited for where God’s path is taking me and my family. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.