You can take the girl out of the country…..
Many things in my life have changed in the last several months. Life is always full of ups and downs, and to say that the last few months has been a roller coaster is an understatement. Due to some significant personal changes I have packed up my things, and my loyal dog, and moved from my beloved 6 acre mini farm to a rental house within city limits.
This new post is very difficult to write, because it is literally me putting my situation in writing and facing the reality of it. I am eternally grateful for the support of my family and friends. Without that support I would be in a very different place mentally. But here I am, making the best of things and focusing on the positive as much as I can. Nothing can ever change who I am, not who I live with, or where I live. I am me, and whether that is good, bad, or ugly, that is all I can ever be.
That being said, there are now a great many things that I love which are either much more difficult or impossible to do in my current environment. I simply cannot raise livestock here. There isn’t even a city ordinance allowing laying hens. I can not do ‘home improvement’ projects, at least not without my landlord’s permission. There isn’t a garden so things like canning and food storage just aren’t going to happen either. I have taken quite a bit of time to sort things out and get my mind right. And I have decided to continue with this site focusing on the the things that I AM able to do. So for now, at least, I will be concentrating on the craft projects, the recipes, some hunting, and the occasional DIY.
But you can’t take the country out of the girl.
In life, almost everything is temporary. Even things that a person believes will always be there, eventually leave or change. So will be this situation. Soon the country roads will take me home, and I can begin again my lovely country life. Until then, I will embrace this chapter for all that it can be, and work toward the new future that awaits me.