Courage Against The Difficult
Deciding to move was not easy but the deciding was easier than the moving. In Oregon, we lived on a beautiful property. Our growing of garden and animals was very successful. The main reason for our decision to move was a need for sustainability. That decision took a few months but once made it set several events in motion.
Most of our things remained in storage in Oregon while we took what enough to use for about three months. As the three months extended to more, we struggled with confidence that we could find what we were seeking. Being united and committed we found the courage to keep looking.
At our age, starting a homestead with a new mortgage does not seem normal. Yet, we are not alone. Like us, many are deciding to not settle and to seek their dreams. This decision is easier to make than to carry out. We are experienced enough to understand the challenges we face. The power of our dreams causes a courage that propels us to confidently surge into our challenging dreams.
The last seven days have been overwhelmingly hard for us. With such a long journey there were several possibilities for problems. The sheer physical difficulty of loading all our accumulated things and driving it 2000 miles taxed us more than we expected. No matter how tired, frustrated, scared, or worried we were, we had no alternative, we had to press on. Knowing that we were together in our dream encouraged us to confidently smile and know that we would complete the move.
Now that all our things are unloaded and the truck is returned to the rental company We are left with piles and stacks but this part of the move is easier. We get to “find” things we have missed and regain their use.
Tonight, as we prepare this newsletter we stopped our writing abruptly as a group of bugling coyotes passed through our property. We have been discussing the poultry flocks we plan to have. Now we are having second thoughts about the shelters we are planning. Will our birds be safe from coyotes and other predators? Courage says “Yes” as long as we design the shelters to repel any and all predators.
That is how we homesteaders face difficulties. We measure them and prepare according to the challenge. We find courage in our planning and in our knowledge that as we press forward we will overcome any and all challenges.
What are your challenges and how are you finding the courage to accomplish your dreams?
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