I've been busy putting things together- my resume mostly. It's harder than I thought, but easier than I thought. Thanks to a wonderful boss I have a large, transferable skill set that I can highlight, and the offer of shining references. The trick is just getting everything to sound right on paper. I'm starting the job hunt, researching possible employers. Thanks to a handy little book called 48 Days to the Work You Love, I have absolutely no doubt that I'm going to not only land a job, but land a great job... with great pay. I'm very excited to put Dan Miller's advice to the test, and I plan to keep you updated as I do.
So many puzzle pieces are coming together, and I'm getting a clearer vision of what life is going to look like in the next several years. For a time I'll dabble in urban living, being the not-so-Wilderness Childe. Like a true coyote, I'm going to have to learn to adapt to living in civilization... while I search for my property. Then the real adventure begins.
Goat milk products, eggs, honey and bee products... I'll not only be able to sustain myself, but I'll have things to contribute to my community. I certainly plan to be very active in the food revolution. Perhaps a CSA? Maybe I watch a little too much Glenn Beck, but I've been inspired to not only follow my bliss, but to do something to serve people, to defy the system and to live in the spirit our great country was founded on. I don't want to just consume. I want to produce. I want to be part of a new movement.
I want liberty.
Sometimes I wonder... if when you meet someone, can you tell instantly what kind of impact they're going to make on your life? I've met some incredible people over the years, and the last several months. Even more I have yet to meet in person, but it's only a matter of time. I think about the people I know, and the days I met each of them, and I think in my spirit I knew what sort of relationship we'd have... and how long it would last.
I have to tell you, I think my spirit is telling me something. No... it's telling me a lot of things. Good things are coming. Very good things. I don't dare say it aloud for fear of ruining it.
So right now it's a lot of investigating, looking for a place to serve and use my skills. Bit by bit I'm starting to pull items that I'm no longer going to need, either giving them away to friends, donating them to the Salvation Army, or setting them aside to be sold. I'm getting used to the idea of having, and using fewer plates, cookware, and utensils. (Chopsticks are amazingly useful, even when not eating Asian food!)
First goals to reach:
- Finish Resume
- Choose at least 10 businesses to "court."
- Sell 3 pieces of furniture.
- Oh... and figure out how to squeeze in not one, but TWO trips to Knoxville this spring.
And lastly, I really must share with you a pair of blogs that I have been absolutely devouring over the last few weeks. The Pioneer Woman & Homestead Survival.
So many great bits of information, helpful tips, tricks, recipes, and stories of rural living. Please visit them and enjoy!