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 - nbtsc.org). 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,