Friday, September 21, 2012

Slowly but Surely

Much has happened since the last time I wrote. Joy, mistakes, progress, stress and life has happened. In the last four months I have become an apprentice shoemaker, I have gotten six stitches, I have gotten the last wall up, I have attended the most wonderful camp for Unschoolers - Not Back to School Camp (check it out here - I have been questioning my priorities.

I have been spending two days a week learning to make shoes. Is this a distraction… or is it an opportunity? Is it more important to spend a few more hours working on the trailer… or shall I spend time with friends? Is blogging at the top of the list… obviously it hasn’t been. At the moment I only get to spend three full days working on the house a week. That is not a lot. In my current situation, I have one more year in the house I am living in. That right there is a big push.

I am viewing my actions as investments. I am putting so much energy in to a house so that in the future I will have a beautiful, inexpensive roof over my head. I am spending two days a week working for free making shoes. But the skills I am learning will perhaps be a source of income, and are a guaranteed source of intrigue.

I am realizing that this journey of building a house is more about the path then the final destination. When I wake up in the morning excited about what the day might hold, and go to sleep satisfied with the day’s work – it is clear, life is good.

I will now be posting once a week to share progress, updates and goals!

Getting stuff done,



  1. It is looking good, you keep plugging away, people are cheering for you!

  2. Fabulous, love seeing the progression, yes, you are an inspiration! You should tour your house around when it's done, wanna see it. Go girl!

  3. Celina: just wonderful what you are doing. Making choices about how we spend out time, balancing, these are part of the journey. The sweetness of it. Its only when we try to figure it all out that we distress. Living in this fascination for whatever you are doing in the moment is the key to your life! And lucky you to have it so early on. Keep going---you are a hero!

  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you!!